Skip to comments.Washington, DC may institute 24-hour waiting period for tattoos and piercings
Posted on 09/08/2013 2:21:27 PM PDT by Perdogg
If you had to stop and think about it for a day, would you still get that giant dragon tattoo across your back? Thats the question being raised by health regulators in our nations capital, where Washington, DC officials are considering a mandatory 24-hour waiting period before getting a tattoo or body piercings. "The licensee or operator of a body art establishment shall ensure that no tattoo artist applies any tattoo to a customer until after twenty-four (24)hours have passed since the customer first requested the tattoo," reads the language of proposed language of new regulations from Washington DCs Department of Health.
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No problem, in my youth I stayed inebriated for longer than that a couple times.
This sounds like something mayor Bloomie would come up with.
I Hate tattoos.
That said, both of my kids have them. Unfortunately my daughter has more than my son. :(
SO I NADE HER BATHE THE CAT.
How ‘bout a 24 hour waiting period before you can vote for a DemoRat?
I considered an “A+” in the transfusion area for a while.
Saw this on NBC4 this a.m.
SO I MADE HER BATHE THE CAT.
What an asinine proposal. I can see regulations making sure the tat shop uses clean needles, etc. But a waiting period?
Contrary to whatever the spokes-tool for the D.C. Health Dept. is assuming, not everyone who gets inked is under the influence when they do so. I’d venture most aren’t, in fact. And if they are, well, double-dumbarse on them if they don’t like it the next day. Adults are responsible for their own actions, even after they’ve had a few.
Argh, I hate nanny staters!
We used to know that sailors often regretted the stupid tattoos they got while drunk. Now we allow stupid kids to have their necks and faces tattooed and when they find out they can’t find a job, they regret it. What a bunch of maroons we Americans have turned out to be.
The tattoo craze is loathesome and totally anti Judeo-Christian. You can’t walk down the street in NYC without seeing those filthy tattoos crawling up the necks of stupid kids. Repulsive! Of course, if creepy Bloomberg is for it, I’m against it. But where are the parents who influence these kids?
I did not realize this but there is no minimum age for a tattoo in the Commonwealth of VA. A minor can get one with parental consent.
So the Libs want people to wait 24 hours before they decide for sure they want a tattoo but they consider it infringing on their rights when Conservative Christians want them to wait 24 hours to decide whether or not they want to murder the child in their womb.
LOL, you can't be serious. I think God is ok with tatoos. Just my 2 cents, I don't speak for God. Do you?
When I see a tattoo, the first thing I think is “Here’s Your Sign.”
I also hate tattoos. Really can’t under stand them. I heard they don’t wash off.
I’m all for it. For any irreversible procedure there should be a 24 hour waiting period.
I also despise tattoos. In particular, I do not want to see one on a waiter or waitress who is serving my food. Filthy looking. Even worse, though, are the piercings. Totally gross.
Well, if you read the bible there are many edicts against self mutilation.
In the Jewish faith, as well as the Catholic Faith, tattoos are highly frowned upon.
Not that too many people take their religion all that seriously.
You shall not make any gashes in your flesh for the dead or tattoo any marks upon you: I am the Lord. (NRSV, Leviticus 19:28)
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body. (NRSV, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
My waiter/waitress last Friday night, at a local Italian eatery which shall remain unnamed, was a transgendered or transvestite person. I still ate at the place because I was with my son and I had promised him dinner at his favorite restaurant celebrating the start of class. Plus, I'm somewhat tolerant of these people, although not in acceptance of their choice(s)....
“not everyone who gets inked is under the influence when they do so. Id venture most arent, in fact”
The owner of a lime company told me that (at least here) you can’t get a tattoo when inebriated. It’s against the law. (She said, “You know these things when you drive limos for a living.”)
When did ACE Hardware Become a Jewelry Store?
Thats racist and against the Voting Rights Act, or something like that....
> So the Libs want people to wait 24 hours before they decide for sure they want a tattoo but they consider it infringing on their rights when Conservative Christians want them to wait 24 hours to decide whether or not they want to murder the child in their womb. Good grief.
Yeah, I think I mentioned it before, but I remember going into a Subway sandwich shop a few years back, and the guy making my sandwich had these long, gaunt arms, which had all these grotesque tattoos up and down them. Nasty-looking. By the time I got to my table with my sandwich, I had totally lost my appetite, and only managed to eat a few bites. Too grossed out.
Who can forget the blooper in Martin Scorcese’s “masterwork” “The Last Temptation of Christ,” that had Mary Magdalene covered in facial tattoos, lol! I can still remember my friend Agnes and I crying out: “Oh, no! That’s so wrong!”
You really need to educate yourself on this, lol. They are a major taboo. When was the last time you saw a Hasidic with a tattoo? Or a conservative Christian? That doesn’t mean Jews and Christians don’t get ‘em.
Their arms look dirty. For some reason, chefs and kitchen workers are addicted to these things. Some sort of macho thing, I guess.
I know many Christians with tattoos.
You are quite the religious snob aren't you?
Thank you so much for those passages.
My wife was irate at her daughter for getting a tattoo last month; now she is really irate because it turns out the daughter spent the rent money on the tattoo and just got an eviction notice. Really, really stupid thing to do with five little kids in the house. We found out about all this through a third party who had read the daughter's Facebook postings (do something really stupid and then post on Facebook about it).
You’re completely uneducated about this. As far as I’m concerned, you can put tattoos on your forehead for all I care. But google “taboos against tattoos” and learn about their history.
I’m sooooooooooo tired of freepers and their lack of historical knowledge.
Washington, D.C. should have a 24-hour waiting period for politicians to act on 2,000-page bills that they haven’t bothered to read.
Wow, you are a piece of work. Hey newbie, why don't you find an website with more intelligent people.
Free Republic is obviously not good enough for you.
A waiting period for piercings doesn’t make sense. I’d love to outlaw tattooes.
Now I’m a newbie who doesn’t understand the history of tattoos and religion. Oh, Lord, spare me!
Tattoos look even more hideous when the tattoo wearer gets old and their skin shrivels...
I’m ok with this. Big government in DC should also impose a tats & metal tax to help fund Obamacare (aka Boehnercare) similar to the tanning salon tax.
How bout you go back and read the constitution. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
What part allows the government to interfere with a person's decision to get a tat?
Hey, pal! I wonder if they “bleed” like they used to in the old days. I remember when sailors had anchors and by the time they were 70, it just looked like a large smear on their arms.
I would think so, unless they use different inks now. I have seen old hippies and others (felons?) with old tattoos and they do look a bit smeary, but the shrivelling is also extreme hideous.
Check out Leviticus —— no tattoos.
Welcome to my life, tattoo
I’m a man now, thanks to you
I expect I’ll regret you
But the skin graft man won’t get you
You’ll be there when I die
Tattoos are removable, with sufficient time, money, and pain.
Do you really want to encourage more government intrusion into private decisions, even stupid ones?
How about accepting a proposal of marriage? That's (hopefully) at least as hard to reverse as a tattoo. "Marry you? Gee, Honey, that's nice, I'll let you know in a day when the government thinks I've had enough time to think about it."
Buying a new car? The drop in value when you drive it away from the showroom is greater than what it costs to get a tat removed. Should the government prohibit buying a car for 24 hours after you close the deal? Is that any of their business?
Personally I think the government should stay the hell out of people's personal decisions, with very few exceptions. Making a stupid decision about a tattoo is small in the grand scheme of things.
The piercing are worse. I laugh every time I see an NBA or rapper moron with two earrings. What! One wasn't good enough for you to make a statement, about how unique and wonderful you are?
But tattoos are worse long term because piercing close up and disappear when the metal object is removed
I know a number of young ladies who had beautiful tattoo artwork done on/around their breasts, waists, and hips in their younger days of the 1960s and '70s. Now those ladies are in their 50s and 60s.
Gravity and cellulite have taken their toll.