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2013-08-21 04:06:04 PM  
Laser like focus
 
2013-08-21 04:11:30 PM  
Because they have nothing better to do than invite court challenges by legitimate businesses with a customer base----both with First Amendment protection?
 
2013-08-21 04:14:23 PM  

Somacandra: Because they have nothing better to do than invite court challenges by legitimate businesses with a customer base----both with First Amendment protection?


I'm pretty sure we'll see soon how this ties in to abortion.
 
2013-08-21 04:16:56 PM  
Yep, smell the small government as the American Taliban strikes again.
 
2013-08-21 04:18:56 PM  
forum.bodybuildingpro.com

Is cross branding still allowed?
 
2013-08-21 04:19:02 PM  
Specifically, Irvin's 387 bill would slap a state ban on scarification tattoos as well as dermal implants.

While I think both of these are just unbelievably stupid, I support any person's right to get one.
 
2013-08-21 04:21:55 PM  
I think licensing tattoo artists is a good idea, outside of that STFU
 
2013-08-21 04:25:54 PM  
So fair is fair, for years all the people in Oklahoma had to drive to R-Kansas for tattoos and body piercing. We allowed it a few years ago. I guess it's time for Oklahoma to make a little revenue.
 
2013-08-21 04:29:24 PM  
all other problems in Arkansas must have been solved.
 
2013-08-21 04:37:09 PM  
Presumably they needed some way to get rid of a massive budget surplus and figured job creating for a few lawyers needed to defend their laughably unconstitutional law was the way to do it.
 
2013-08-21 04:38:36 PM  
But Jesus had piercings!

/hands.  feet.  ...
/me.  going.  to.  hell.
 
2013-08-21 04:47:32 PM  

Tom_Slick: I think licensing tattoo artists is a good idea, outside of that STFU


I can't see any argument against making sure that there are health codes and safety laws that tattoo artists, piercers, and those who do dermal implants and scarification must abide by. But beyond that, consenting adults should be able to do what they wish with their own bodies.

This seems to be a recurring theme with these lawmakers: "how can we exert control over what people do with, and to, their own bodies?"  Whether it's scarification, bedroom activities, or whatever else.... why do they care so much?  How is this even slightly a pressing public issue?
 
2013-08-21 04:48:33 PM  
Looks like they're only prohibiting sub-dermal implants. The rest of the bill looks to be pretty reasonable.

It mostly codifies artist apprenticeships.

The Bill
 
2013-08-21 04:58:52 PM  
doyner:  I'm pretty sure we'll see soon how this ties in to abortion.

I have to admit, I would probably support a ban on intrauterine tattooing procedures. A fetus is simply way too young to make an informed decision whether or not to have "ALANIS4EVAR" tramp stamped above its hiney.
 
2013-08-21 04:59:03 PM  

serpent_sky: I can't see any argument against making sure that there are health codes and safety laws that tattoo artists, piercers, and those who do dermal implants and scarification must abide by.


No the health codes aren't enough the artist themselves needs to be licensed just like barbers and stylists. To get a license the artist must prove they have a complete understanding of the health codes and safety rules.
 
2013-08-21 04:59:32 PM  

serpent_sky: Tom_Slick: I think licensing tattoo artists is a good idea, outside of that STFU

I can't see any argument against making sure that there are health codes and safety laws that tattoo artists, piercers, and those who do dermal implants and scarification must abide by. But beyond that, consenting adults should be able to do what they wish with their own bodies.

This seems to be a recurring theme with these lawmakers: "how can we exert control over what people do with, and to, their own bodies?"  Whether it's scarification, bedroom activities, or whatever else.... why do they care so much?  How is this even slightly a pressing public issue?


They are authoritarians. They just like telling people what to do. Period. What's even more pathetic are their supporters, who can't cope with life on earth unless someone is telling them what to do.
 
2013-08-21 05:01:33 PM  

James!: Looks like they're only prohibiting sub-dermal implants. The rest of the bill looks to be pretty reasonable.


I certainly believe that body modification businesses should be inspected and subject to health regulations. There are and should be standards. For example: If there is no autoclave, I won't patronize that business and I will tell others to avoid it.
 
2013-08-21 05:12:20 PM  

Tom_Slick: I think licensing tattoo artists is a good idea, outside of that STFU


No. You see, licensing is just another word for regulation, and regulation is always bad. Regulations drive small businesses out of business. Clearly, they have to be banned. It's for their own good.
 
2013-08-21 05:31:55 PM  
So THIS is what they mean by "get government off of small businesses' backs".  Hmm.  Interesting.  I don't think I ever want to be around one of these folks and have them declare that they have zero interest in buggering me dry, because I'll be biting a pillow within seconds.
 
2013-08-21 05:40:17 PM  
Ok? This is Arkansas we're talking about. It's encouraged.
 
2013-08-21 05:40:33 PM  

Amos Quito: [forum.bodybuildingpro.com image 680x843]

Is cross branding still allowed?


Needs fire in the background.
 
2013-08-21 05:40:59 PM  
"Irvin's 387 bill would slap a state ban on scarification tattoos as well as dermal implants."

So, not tattoos.
 
2013-08-21 05:42:14 PM  

ManateeGag: all other problems in Arkansas must have been solved.


You know better than that. Of course Arkansas still has lots of problems. Passing legislation to address difficult problems is hard work. Passing shiat that addresses nothing, kills small businesses and jobs is easy and looks good for the Bible thumpers.
 
2013-08-21 05:42:35 PM  
static6.businessinsider.com

yeah, how about No.
 
2013-08-21 05:43:43 PM  
Sounds like someone is thinking of Arkansans' employability, even if they won't.
 
2013-08-21 05:46:11 PM  
Oddly, this is still legal.

foreverfail.com
 
2013-08-21 05:47:53 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Specifically, Irvin's 387 bill would slap a state ban on scarification tattoos as well as dermal implants.

While I think both of these are just unbelievably stupid, I support any person's right to get one.


Exactly, how else are Arkansas businesses supposed to know which resumes to put into the round filing bin next to the desk?
 
2013-08-21 05:48:54 PM  
Alright, so here's the thing.  This article is sourcing the original version of the bill.  The version that passed was filled with amendments that were put in place with the help of body modification professionals.  A friend of mine worked with government and had this to say after the bill passed:

Friends in Arkansas.. the legislation we worked on goes into place today. What this means for you:

Piercing guns are now illegal (class A misdemeanor per offense) to use on any part of the body other than the earlobe. This includes the cartilage of the ear, and yes that means Walmart, Claire's, etc are NOT permitted to pierce the cartilage of the ear.

It is illegal to sell piercing and tattoo supplies to the public. This means places like tattoo shopping marts, pawn shops, etc are committing a class A misdemeanor per sale they make.

All body art is limited to 16 year of age and up. It is illegal to perform any body piercing, tattoo, etc on a person under 16 with the exception of piercing the lobe of the ear.

Studios MUST use jewelry that meets ASTM requirements as implant grade and have Mill Test Certificates to prove it or jewelry as listed by the Health Department as acceptable for initial piercing (certain types of gold, niobium, glass, etc). This means if you go to a studio that uses externally threaded jewelry, they are very likely using jewelry which is banned.

The Department of Health has listed these as violations which can result in closing of the studio. If you are aware of violations occurring, please do your part and report it to the Department of Health in Little Rock. Violations of the first three may be reported to your local law enforcement as they are punishable as a class A misdemeanor or higher offense. Help us make local and state agencies realize that we will not let the hard work it took to get these laws in place go unenforced. Make the state do their job.


TLDR:  The linked article is a fluff fear-mongering piece that was written without actually reading the final bill.  There is NO ban on tattooing, scarification, branding or piercing.
 
2013-08-21 05:48:57 PM  
This is Arkansas we're talking about, so I imagine the law will have zero effect on prison tattoos.
 
2013-08-21 05:50:50 PM  
That will give Kenneth Starr something to do after chasing Monica's blue dress around for 2 years
 
2013-08-21 05:51:00 PM  
First of all, if you're looking at the tattoo epidemic as a way to express your individualism, then it is obvious to me that you don't know the meaning of the word. How can you truly show any type of individualism by taking part in a movement that encompasses thousands, if not millions, of people? At this point, no matter how hard you try, you cannot get a tattoo that someone doesn't already have. The idea that somehow scarring your flesh with some insipid symbol or demonic imagery will say to people you're a free thinker is truly misguided. The issue lies with your own personal self-esteem.

If you're a person who feels a desire to tattoo himself, you're one of two types of people. The first group is drawn to tattooing because of a lack of self-respect and a love for themselves and for who they are, which causes these feelings to manifest. "If I had a cool tattoo, maybe then girls will notice me." Or "If I get a tattoo, guys will think I'm sexy." Once the root of the action is realized as being that of a desperate ploy for attention due to not appreciating themselves for who they are, and that they are placing that needed feeling of acceptance in the hands of others, the true motivations become clear.

Another personality type is the person who thinks way too much of themselves. The idea that someone may not notice them is unacceptable. They're awesome. A demi-god among us. This sad delusional state almost always manifests in over adornment. Be it tattoos, gold jewelry or outlandish silly outfits. However, all of this is just the wrapping to a package of arrogance, self-centeredness and an inflating feeling of self-importance commonly known as being a douchbag.
 
2013-08-21 05:52:14 PM  
Was out and about today shopping, it was warm/hot and sunny, so the women were showing lots of skin. It struck me as to how I found women with no visable tattoos, (or little ones on an ankle or shoulder blade) to be so much more attractive, fashionable, not fat, pleasent to look at and admire. Than the ones with covering tats. The ones with covering tats tended to be just kinda gross looking in general, and then they addd tats. I could never be a tattoo artist with having to squeeze so much disgusting blubber to put a kids birthdate and pic on some fat chicks arm.
 
2013-08-21 05:53:15 PM  
THIS IS NOT HOW SMALL GOVERNMENT WORKS.
 
2013-08-21 05:53:29 PM  

skinink: First of all, if you're looking at the tattoo epidemic as a way to express your individualism, then it is obvious to me that you don't know the meaning of the word. How can you truly show any type of individualism by taking part in a movement that encompasses thousands, if not millions, of people? At this point, no matter how hard you try, you cannot get a tattoo that someone doesn't already have. The idea that somehow scarring your flesh with some insipid symbol or demonic imagery will say to people you're a free thinker is truly misguided. The issue lies with your own personal self-esteem.

If you're a person who feels a desire to tattoo himself, you're one of two types of people. The first group is drawn to tattooing because of a lack of self-respect and a love for themselves and for who they are, which causes these feelings to manifest. "If I had a cool tattoo, maybe then girls will notice me." Or "If I get a tattoo, guys will think I'm sexy." Once the root of the action is realized as being that of a desperate ploy for attention due to not appreciating themselves for who they are, and that they are placing that needed feeling of acceptance in the hands of others, the true motivations become clear.

Another personality type is the person who thinks way too much of themselves. The idea that someone may not notice them is unacceptable. They're awesome. A demi-god among us. This sad delusional state almost always manifests in over adornment. Be it tattoos, gold jewelry or outlandish silly outfits. However, all of this is just the wrapping to a package of arrogance, self-centeredness and an inflating feeling of self-importance commonly known as being a douchbag.


Methinks I smell something under the bridge.
 
2013-08-21 05:54:45 PM  

skinink: First of all, if you're looking at the tattoo epidemic as a way to express your individualism, then it is obvious to me that you don't know the meaning of the word. How can you truly show any type of individualism by taking part in a movement that encompasses thousands, if not millions, of people? At this point, no matter how hard you try, you cannot get a tattoo that someone doesn't already have. The idea that somehow scarring your flesh with some insipid symbol or demonic imagery will say to people you're a free thinker is truly misguided. The issue lies with your own personal self-esteem.

If you're a person who feels a desire to tattoo himself, you're one of two types of people. The first group is drawn to tattooing because of a lack of self-respect and a love for themselves and for who they are, which causes these feelings to manifest. "If I had a cool tattoo, maybe then girls will notice me." Or "If I get a tattoo, guys will think I'm sexy." Once the root of the action is realized as being that of a desperate ploy for attention due to not appreciating themselves for who they are, and that they are placing that needed feeling of acceptance in the hands of others, the true motivations become clear.

Another personality type is the person who thinks way too much of themselves. The idea that someone may not notice them is unacceptable. They're awesome. A demi-god among us. This sad delusional state almost always manifests in over adornment. Be it tattoos, gold jewelry or outlandish silly outfits. However, all of this is just the wrapping to a package of arrogance, self-centeredness and an inflating feeling of self-importance commonly known as being a douchbag.


you sound lonely
& bitter
& un fun at parties
 
2013-08-21 05:54:59 PM  

skinink: First of all, if you're looking at the tattoo epidemic as a way to express your individualism, then it is obvious to me that you don't know the meaning of the word. How can you truly show any type of individualism by taking part in a movement that encompasses thousands, if not millions, of people? At this point, no matter how hard you try, you cannot get a tattoo that someone doesn't already have. The idea that somehow scarring your flesh with some insipid symbol or demonic imagery will say to people you're a free thinker is truly misguided. The issue lies with your own personal self-esteem.

If you're a person who feels a desire to tattoo himself, you're one of two types of people. The first group is drawn to tattooing because of a lack of self-respect and a love for themselves and for who they are, which causes these feelings to manifest. "If I had a cool tattoo, maybe then girls will notice me." Or "If I get a tattoo, guys will think I'm sexy." Once the root of the action is realized as being that of a desperate ploy for attention due to not appreciating themselves for who they are, and that they are placing that needed feeling of acceptance in the hands of others, the true motivations become clear.

Another personality type is the person who thinks way too much of themselves. The idea that someone may not notice them is unacceptable. They're awesome. A demi-god among us. This sad delusional state almost always manifests in over adornment. Be it tattoos, gold jewelry or outlandish silly outfits. However, all of this is just the wrapping to a package of arrogance, self-centeredness and an inflating feeling of self-importance commonly known as being a douchbag.


This, from someone named 'skin ink.'
 
2013-08-21 05:55:03 PM  

skinink: First of all, if you're looking at the tattoo epidemic as a way to express your individualism, then it is obvious to me that you don't know the meaning of the word. How can you truly show any type of individualism by taking part in a movement that encompasses thousands, if not millions, of people? At this point, no matter how hard you try, you cannot get a tattoo that someone doesn't already have. The idea that somehow scarring your flesh with some insipid symbol or demonic imagery will say to people you're a free thinker is truly misguided. The issue lies with your own personal self-esteem.

If you're a person who feels a desire to tattoo himself, you're one of two types of people. The first group is drawn to tattooing because of a lack of self-respect and a love for themselves and for who they are, which causes these feelings to manifest. "If I had a cool tattoo, maybe then girls will notice me." Or "If I get a tattoo, guys will think I'm sexy." Once the root of the action is realized as being that of a desperate ploy for attention due to not appreciating themselves for who they are, and that they are placing that needed feeling of acceptance in the hands of others, the true motivations become clear.

Another personality type is the person who thinks way too much of themselves. The idea that someone may not notice them is unacceptable. They're awesome. A demi-god among us. This sad delusional state almost always manifests in over adornment. Be it tattoos, gold jewelry or outlandish silly outfits. However, all of this is just the wrapping to a package of arrogance, self-centeredness and an inflating feeling of self-importance commonly known as being a douchbag.


I've worked in a tattoo shop and trust me, most of them don't put that much thought into it. 95% of our clientel got one on a whim just because they were on vacation and had a few bucks to blow.
 
2013-08-21 05:56:26 PM  
8Fingers: Was out and about today shopping, it was warm/hot and sunny, so the women were showing lots of skin. It struck me as to how I found women with no visable tattoos, (or little ones on an ankle or shoulder blade) to be so much more attractive, fashionable, not fat, pleasent to look at and admire. Than the ones with covering tats. The ones with covering tats tended to be just kinda gross looking in general, and then they addd tats. I could never be a tattoo artist with having to squeeze so much disgusting blubber to put a kids birthdate and pic on some fat chicks arm.

I've noticed the same
 
2013-08-21 05:57:04 PM  

CygnusDarius: Amos Quito: [forum.bodybuildingpro.com image 680x843]

Is cross branding still allowed?

Needs fire in the background.


And the cross should be a swastika.
 
2013-08-21 05:57:54 PM  
This article seems to be particularly thin in the 'details' aspect...

What is the reasoning for the ban?
Is it just the scarification and the dermal implants?
Is the '5 years' thing a way of getting rid of all tattoo and piercing artists eventually, because they can only keep working if they've been doing it for 5 years, or is it 5 years to own a shop?

There's more. Your Blog Sucks, it really does.

What it REALLY seems like is that they want to regulate the industry better, which I'm fine with. You know why? Licensed doctors usually won't do this shiat, so you have Joe Sixpack, with no medical training doing these procedures. Remember the guy who had the threaded spikes in his skull, hit the scene around 2000 or so? Those threaded inserts were drilled into his skull by a local tattoo shop guy, because no doctor would touch him. It's the same today. I have no problem with some regulations, something expanding on already exiting rules about clean equipment, auto-claving needles, etc.

That said, I don't care what someone decides to go through, if they want a trans dermal implant or a big-ass scar, fine, let them get it. As long as it's done safely, I think it's their right.
 
2013-08-21 06:00:02 PM  
Was that article written by a high-school intern?
 
2013-08-21 06:01:00 PM  

mbillips: Oddly, this is still legal.


Does that really say "Devilficus"?

Maybe the guy likes satanic dicidious trees?
 
Ral
2013-08-21 06:04:35 PM  
skinink:  At this point, no matter how hard you try, you cannot get a tattoo that someone doesn't already have.

Unless you draw the flash yourself and it's an original design.  Or you commission and original design from the tattooist.

If you're a person who feels a desire to tattoo himself, you're one of two types of people.

You're wrong that everyone with a tattoo falls into one of those 2 categories.  However, I will grant that tramp stamps and tribal designs are definitely douche-sign.
 
2013-08-21 06:04:48 PM  
FTA:  market-anarchists believe state regulation is just as inexcusable, especially in this situation. As long as the relationship between tattoo and piercing services are voluntary to the consumer, free marketers see no problem with the transaction. And for little guy businesses, whether it's young adults starting a shop, applying for licenses and spending money you don't have is more than a hassle.

Just what Arkansas needs, a hepatitis outbreak from a bad parlour.
 
2013-08-21 06:06:42 PM  

skinink: First of all, if you're looking at the tattoo epidemic as a way to express your individualism, then it is obvious to me that you don't know the meaning of the word. How can you truly show any type of individualism by taking part in a movement that encompasses thousands, if not millions, of people? At this point, no matter how hard you try, you cannot get a tattoo that someone doesn't already have. The idea that somehow scarring your flesh with some insipid symbol or demonic imagery will say to people you're a free thinker is truly misguided. The issue lies with your own personal self-esteem.

If you're a person who feels a desire to tattoo himself, you're one of two types of people. The first group is drawn to tattooing because of a lack of self-respect and a love for themselves and for who they are, which causes these feelings to manifest. "If I had a cool tattoo, maybe then girls will notice me." Or "If I get a tattoo, guys will think I'm sexy." Once the root of the action is realized as being that of a desperate ploy for attention due to not appreciating themselves for who they are, and that they are placing that needed feeling of acceptance in the hands of others, the true motivations become clear.

Another personality type is the person who thinks way too much of themselves. The idea that someone may not notice them is unacceptable. They're awesome. A demi-god among us. This sad delusional state almost always manifests in over adornment. Be it tattoos, gold jewelry or outlandish silly outfits. However, all of this is just the wrapping to a package of arrogance, self-centeredness and an inflating feeling of self-importance commonly known as being a douchbag.


A lot of bites! Ten for ten. Bravo!
 
Ral
2013-08-21 06:09:26 PM  

Savage Belief: mbillips: Oddly, this is still legal.

Does that really say "Devilficus"?

Maybe the guy likes satanic dicidious trees?


No, it says Leviticus.  Leviticus 19:28 reads: ""Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD."  It's supposed to be ironic or something.
 
2013-08-21 06:12:06 PM  

James!: Looks like they're only prohibiting sub-dermal implants. The rest of the bill looks to be pretty reasonable.

It mostly codifies artist apprenticeships.

The Bill


Reading source material? Attempting to be rational. I'm sorry, Fark Libs have no place for you.
 
2013-08-21 06:12:12 PM  
It's always struck me as funny that the lady who washes hair and runs a pair of scissors or clippers through  hair has to be licensed and periodically retested by the state, yet the guy down at Uncle Bob's Tattoo, Tire and Taco Shop can go jabbing people with needles or poking holes in a body with nothing more than a wink and a smile from any regulatory agency.
 
2013-08-21 06:15:55 PM  
One of those "small government" states, I see.
 
2013-08-21 06:16:20 PM  
To think I would have rated Arkansas high on the Pocket Constitution Toters List.
 
2013-08-21 06:16:29 PM  
In terms of putting more regulation over the piercing and tattoo market, Sen. Irvin's bill states the artist must work "in a body art establishment licensed by the department for at five (5) years and been in compliance with department rules governing body artists;"

/Really? Just because this tight assed coont doesn't agree with certain types of mods, she has to make it illegal so that people who DO like it, will have to go somewhere else to get it. Nice. Way to enhance the freedom that Americans enjoy every day. I'm guessing she's a bible thumping Republtard who's life mission is to spread her derp and "family values" to everyone.
 
2013-08-21 06:18:11 PM  

serpent_sky: Tom_Slick: I think licensing tattoo artists is a good idea, outside of that STFU

I can't see any argument against making sure that there are health codes and safety laws that tattoo artists, piercers, and those who do dermal implants and scarification must abide by. But beyond that, consenting adults should be able to do what they wish with their own bodies.

This seems to be a recurring theme with these lawmakers: "how can we exert control over what people do with, and to, their own bodies?"  Whether it's scarification, bedroom activities, or whatever else.... why do they care so much?  How is this even slightly a pressing public issue?


/Its not, its a fundie cristian family values agenda spreading its derp.  And its unconstitutional. good luck with your lawsuit.
 
2013-08-21 06:19:59 PM  
I for one, support the ban on crappy tattoos.

Wait, whut?
 
2013-08-21 06:21:24 PM  

Somacandra: Because they have nothing better to do than invite court challenges by legitimate businesses with a customer base----both with First Amendment protection?


Shh. this is jobs jobs jobs

or something.
 
2013-08-21 06:22:14 PM  
You know, you may not agree with it, but damned if it isn't their right to vote that way and get it passed in their state. It was obviously important to enough people there to go through, so you should abide by it even if you disagree with it. Unless you're a filthy statist that thinks state's rights are meaningless.
 
2013-08-21 06:22:58 PM  

mbillips: Oddly, this is still legal.

[foreverfail.com image 499x676]


If I ever get a tat, that will be it.
 
2013-08-21 06:24:59 PM  
Ink: meh.

Piercings: blech.

But if it floats your boat, it's your boat.
 
2013-08-21 06:27:49 PM  

TexanBoy: You know, you may not agree with it, but damned if it isn't their right to vote that way and get it passed in their state. It was obviously important to enough people there to go through, so you should abide by it even if you disagree with it. Unless you're a filthy statist that thinks state's rights are meaningless.


Is it really their right to outlaw something that seems so obviously free-speechy, though?
 
2013-08-21 06:31:43 PM  
what about horse-farking?  Cousin-banging?  Tourist-hunting?  I NEED TO KNOW, DAMMIT!
 
2013-08-21 06:33:11 PM  

TexanBoy: You know, you may not agree with it, but damned if it isn't their right to vote that way and get it passed in their state. It was obviously important to enough people there to go through, so you should abide by it even if you disagree with it. Unless you're a filthy statist that thinks state's rights are meaningless.


This is why democracy doesn't work. It's mob rule. 51% getting to tell the remaining 49% to go stuff it.
 
2013-08-21 06:33:15 PM  

FTFA

A question one may wonder is - why shouldn't consumers be allowed the freedom to purchase what they like without the government's continued interference? The role of the government was never to regulate the action's of the people, whether they believe it is for their own good, or not. Free marketers espouse the value of self-regulation and self-ownership in order to allow freedom of choice to the consumer. If you want an unusual body piercing or tattoo and find somebody willing to do the procedure, then the government should stay out of the business arrangement.


THIS
 
2013-08-21 06:33:57 PM  
chevydeuce: It's always struck me as funny that the lady who washes hair and runs a pair of scissors or clippers through  hair has to be licensed and periodically retested by the state, yet the guy down at Uncle Bob's Tattoo, Tire and Taco Shop can go jabbing people with needles or poking holes in a body with nothing more than a wink and a smile from any regulatory agency.

Well barbers even being regulated is a holdover from when they did minor dentistry and surgery like pulling teeth and lancing boils.
 
2013-08-21 06:37:00 PM  
Not saying I agree with spending time on the proposed law, but the submitted headline is misleading at best. They are not banning tats and piercings, just a few more extreme and disfiguring procedures and requiring artists to be licensed. The latter seems like common sense. I'd want to know that someone poking holes in my body had some training and certification that they know what they are doing.
 
2013-08-21 06:37:32 PM  

TexanBoy: You know, you may not agree with it, but damned if it isn't their right to vote that way and get it passed in their state. It was obviously important to enough people there to go through, so you should abide by it even if you disagree with it. Unless you're a filthy statist that thinks state's rights are meaningless.


No one is saying that passing idiotic laws that will get shredded in federal court as unconstitutional is exercising a right they don't have. No one.

What everyone is saying is that it's a waste of time and money and addresses no real issues and will be shredded in federal court.

So I guess you won the imaginary argument pretty effectively but not, as yet, the actual discussion.
 
2013-08-21 06:39:06 PM  

Somacandra: doyner:  I'm pretty sure we'll see soon how this ties in to abortion.

I have to admit, I would probably support a ban on intrauterine tattooing procedures. A fetus is simply way too young to make an informed decision whether or not to have "ALANIS4EVAR" tramp stamped above its hiney.


How about a tattoo on the uterus itself?

i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-08-21 06:41:51 PM  
Headline sucks, and so do you subby.
 
2013-08-21 06:43:51 PM  
How long before someone proclaims scarification religious in nature and then challenges his on a 1st amendment issue?
 
2013-08-21 06:44:19 PM  
just ban everything & tell us what we can do!
 
2013-08-21 06:46:51 PM  
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2013-08-21 06:54:47 PM  
Scarification is not a tattoo and dermal implants are stupid. So who cares.
 
2013-08-21 06:55:18 PM  
Don't go to uncle bob, then. In Kentucky, we're scrutinized properly, from tests to ensure that your sterilization equipment is in working order down to what color leather your chairs are, and the health department's rating has to be placed where the patrons can clearly see. Most shops, as is likely the case with salons, get most business by word of mouth, so running a filthy shop equates to running the shop into the ground. I'm sure a stylist or barber needs to keep a clean shop, but the scrutiny which a tattoo and piercing studio undergoes is marginally higher, as "jabbing people with needles or poking holes in a body" should be. We renew our licenses as frequently as we're required, and making sure customers are healthy and happy is paramount. Thank you.
 
2013-08-21 06:55:43 PM  

Oldiron_79: chevydeuce: It's always struck me as funny that the lady who washes hair and runs a pair of scissors or clippers through  hair has to be licensed and periodically retested by the state, yet the guy down at Uncle Bob's Tattoo, Tire and Taco Shop can go jabbing people with needles or poking holes in a body with nothing more than a wink and a smile from any regulatory agency.

Well barbers even being regulated is a holdover from when they did minor dentistry and surgery like pulling teeth and lancing boils.


They continue to be licensed because the industry likes that added bit of protection from competition.  It adds a hurdle to becoming a neighborhood hair stylist.
 
2013-08-21 06:56:58 PM  

Chinchillazilla: One of those "small government" states, I see.


It's all small government until someone offends a Christian.
 
2013-08-21 06:58:53 PM  

Isitoveryet: just ban everything & tell us what we can do!


You can't carry/own/use a gun in many jurisdictions, regardless what the constitution might say. How's that for a start sparky? You also can't put up anything with a religious message withing 2000 feet of a school. (might have mixed that one up - give it time though) And you can't not buy Cadillac-level health insurance with all the bells and whistles even if you just need catastrophic insurance.
 
2013-08-21 06:59:04 PM  
I'm OK with this.

Stick to getting goofy haircuts and wearing stupid clothes like the generations before you.

At least when you get older people will have to drag out really old photos to prove what an idiot you were.

I still torment my older brother with pictures where he has an 80's Man Perm.
 
2013-08-21 07:04:42 PM  

Oldiron_79: 8Fingers: Was out and about today shopping, it was warm/hot and sunny, so the women were showing lots of skin. It struck me as to how I found women with no visable tattoos, (or little ones on an ankle or shoulder blade) to be so much more attractive, fashionable, not fat, pleasent to look at and admire. Than the ones with covering tats. The ones with covering tats tended to be just kinda gross looking in general, and then they addd tats. I could never be a tattoo artist with having to squeeze so much disgusting blubber to put a kids birthdate and pic on some fat chicks arm.

I've noticed the same


That's nice. Do we all have to submit to your standards of beauty?
 
2013-08-21 07:05:32 PM  
::sigh::


Do your research, people.

The offending bill was amended upon reaching the House, and subsequently made less invasive in its final form.
checks and balances works!
 
2013-08-21 07:11:53 PM  
Um, why exactly does her state assembly profile page list her religion? Is that even legal?
 
2013-08-21 07:15:36 PM  
propasaurus: Oldiron_79: 8Fingers: Was out and about today shopping, it was warm/hot and sunny, so the women were showing lots of skin. It struck me as to how I found women with no visable tattoos, (or little ones on an ankle or shoulder blade) to be so much more attractive, fashionable, not fat, pleasent to look at and admire. Than the ones with covering tats. The ones with covering tats tended to be just kinda gross looking in general, and then they addd tats. I could never be a tattoo artist with having to squeeze so much disgusting blubber to put a kids birthdate and pic on some fat chicks arm.

I've noticed the same

That's nice. Do we all have to submit to your standards of beauty?


Not at all, I was just concurring with another's observation.
 
2013-08-21 07:21:34 PM  
The government has a right to be involved. The government is charged with generally keeping you safe by KEEPING OTHER PEOPLE FROM HURTING YOU. An unlicensed tattoo giver isn't keeping you safe, he is endangering you by shoving non-sterile needles into your body. The government shouldn't say 'You can't get tattoo.' but should say 'You can't get unsafe tattoo.'

and as for the scarification and trans dermal implants- as long as it is fairly safe I don't see how they can ban it or how a full ban would possibly hold up. Put it this way- people can get breast implants for purely cosmetic reasons- and that is standard surgery, right? Pretty high chance of infection/problems. So maybe they make rules about what qualifications your tattoo artist must have, but they have set the bar pretty high for what cosmetic modifications you can get.
 
2013-08-21 07:25:26 PM  

James!: Looks like they're only prohibiting sub-dermal implants. The rest of the bill looks to be pretty reasonable.

It mostly codifies artist apprenticeships.

The Bill


This. The only "prohibition" addition is at the end, and it's only about implants. The rest seems to be just adding "implants" to the existing regulatory code and other definitions. I don't see anything about banning tattooing.

/what tattooing might look like:
i2.cdn.turner.com
 
2013-08-21 07:28:30 PM  

yarshman: Don't go to uncle bob, then. In Kentucky, we're scrutinized properly, from tests to ensure that your sterilization equipment is in working order down to what color leather your chairs are, and the health department's rating has to be placed where the patrons can clearly see. Most shops, as is likely the case with salons, get most business by word of mouth, so running a filthy shop equates to running the shop into the ground. I'm sure a stylist or barber needs to keep a clean shop, but the scrutiny which a tattoo and piercing studio undergoes is marginally higher, as "jabbing people with needles or poking holes in a body" should be. We renew our licenses as frequently as we're required, and making sure customers are healthy and happy is paramount. Thank you.


What difference does the color of the leather make?
 
2013-08-21 07:34:24 PM  

Amos Quito: [forum.bodybuildingpro.com image 680x843]

Is cross branding still allowed?


Wait... that looks photoshopped...

You colored his hair, didn't you?
 
2013-08-21 07:42:12 PM  
while i personally think marking your body up with ink and burning things into your body is kinda stupid ,i dont see any reason for the government,any government,to have a say in the matter. sticking things under your skin to give the appearence of horns or other things as well,i find particularly dumb. you can do whatever you want,but people can also think whatever they want. like it or not,when you present an image that some may find disturbing,those people will be disturbed and may make judgements,unfounded or not, about you. dont blame society if you do things to yourself to look like an outsider. you better have real big skills and a reputation to match if you chose to mark yourself up and look for a job.
 
2013-08-21 07:43:51 PM  
So this is how the Republican "small government" works? Crushing small businesses and controlling what people do to their own bodies??

/why aren't these guys voted in everywhere???
 
2013-08-21 07:46:22 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: So fair is fair, for years all the people in Oklahoma had to drive to R-Kansas for tattoos and body piercing. We allowed it a few years ago. I guess it's time for Oklahoma to make a little revenue.


That's the 1st thought that popped in my head too. My bf went to Arkansas to get his tattoo before it was legal here. But I'll be surprised if this bill passes. They have a lot of tattoo parlors.
 
2013-08-21 07:47:53 PM  

Somacandra: For example: If there is no autoclave, I won't patronize that business and I will tell others to avoid it.


I don't know.  I think I'd like to see evidence that it's actually used.  Either that or use the modern solution - move away from syringes and needles you reuse to disposables.

/doesn't have tattoos.
 
2013-08-21 07:50:26 PM  
One: it's Arkansas, people...

Two: first higher court challenge will destroy the piercing amendment on constitutional grounds.

Three: it's Arkansas...

Four: some things need to be regulated, and with body mods, (tats, piercings and such) the risk for infection can be rather high, even after a sterile procedure, so why would you want to increase the risk by letting some drunk take a needle soaked in vodak to your body?

Five: need I say it again?

/tatted, pierced and working a real job.
//back to the office, maggot!
 
2013-08-21 07:53:57 PM  

abhorrent1: Scarification is not a tattoo and dermal implants are stupid. So who cares.


The people who don't share your opinion.
 
2013-08-21 08:05:12 PM  
pikof.com
 
2013-08-21 08:18:02 PM  

skinink: First of all, if you're looking at the tattoo epidemic as a way to express your individualism, then it is obvious to me that you don't know the meaning of the word. How can you truly show any type of individualism by taking part in a movement that encompasses thousands, if not millions, of people? At this point, no matter how hard you try, you cannot get a tattoo that someone doesn't already have. The idea that somehow scarring your flesh with some insipid symbol or demonic imagery will say to people you're a free thinker is truly misguided. The issue lies with your own personal self-esteem.

If you're a person who feels a desire to tattoo himself, you're one of two types of people. The first group is drawn to tattooing because of a lack of self-respect and a love for themselves and for who they are, which causes these feelings to manifest. "If I had a cool tattoo, maybe then girls will notice me." Or "If I get a tattoo, guys will think I'm sexy." Once the root of the action is realized as being that of a desperate ploy for attention due to not appreciating themselves for who they are, and that they are placing that needed feeling of acceptance in the hands of others, the true motivations become clear.

Another personality type is the person who thinks way too much of themselves. The idea that someone may not notice them is unacceptable. They're awesome. A demi-god among us. This sad delusional state almost always manifests in over adornment. Be it tattoos, gold jewelry or outlandish silly outfits. However, all of this is just the wrapping to a package of arrogance, self-centeredness and an inflating feeling of self-importance commonly known as being a douchbag.


I'm not getting the exact same tattoo in the exact same spot as somebody else. When I get a tattoo, I think "I'll have a tattoo." And I'm glad you think I'm a douchebag. I think the same of you.
 
2013-08-21 08:23:39 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Specifically, Irvin's 387 bill would slap a state ban on scarification tattoos as well as dermal implants.

While I think both of these are just unbelievably stupid, I support any person's right to get one.


That's the thing - I think the state's doing something silly here. The state should be regulating those procedures, by charging a hefty licensing fee and using the proceeds of that fee to ensure compliance to appropriate standards. The state shouldn't be banning those procedures, especially as they can be done with a reasonable amount of safety by trained professionals. Someone's exploiting a "for the children" excuse, I think, to dodge the problem. The fun part is that this doesn't punish the recipients, just the practitioners - so, they're just driving revenue to other states as the recipients take a long drive to get their body art.

Washington state, for example, regulates scarification (as "body art") rather nicely under RCW 18.300. Complete a course on bloodborne pathogens, pay $250, and you can be licensed for body art, body piercing, tattooing, or permanent cosmetics in Washington.
 
2013-08-21 08:25:45 PM  
I'm sure it's been said already, but introducing a bill /= Arkansas is banning. Just wanted to put that out there. My state's not that crazy.
 
2013-08-21 08:36:47 PM  

Keigh: ::sigh::


Do your research, people.

The offending bill was amended upon reaching the House, and subsequently made less invasive in its final form.
checks and balances works!


And has worked over and over again when it's allowed to. I've seen far too many of this type of story on Fark. One house of a state legislature writes a bill, and everyone is up in arms over some aspect of it, but what doesn't make fark is that it's already been fixed by amendment.
 
2013-08-21 08:40:22 PM  
FTA:

"Besides civil liberties advocates and the tattoo industry clearly opposing a law, which would cripple self-expression..."

Because if you can't get a screw in your forehead, that's it for self-expression. Not a word will be heard by anyone in the state after this...
 
2013-08-21 08:40:56 PM  

skinink: First of all, if you're looking at the tattoo epidemic as a way to express your individualism, then it is obvious to me that you don't know the meaning of the word. How can you truly show any type of individualism by taking part in a movement that encompasses thousands, if not millions, of people? At this point, no matter how hard you try, you cannot get a tattoo that someone doesn't already have. The idea that somehow scarring your flesh with some insipid symbol or demonic imagery will say to people you're a free thinker is truly misguided. The issue lies with your own personal self-esteem.

If you're a person who feels a desire to tattoo himself, you're one of two types of people. The first group is drawn to tattooing because of a lack of self-respect and a love for themselves and for who they are, which causes these feelings to manifest. "If I had a cool tattoo, maybe then girls will notice me." Or "If I get a tattoo, guys will think I'm sexy." Once the root of the action is realized as being that of a desperate ploy for attention due to not appreciating themselves for who they are, and that they are placing that needed feeling of acceptance in the hands of others, the true motivations become clear.

Another personality type is the person who thinks way too much of themselves. The idea that someone may not notice them is unacceptable. They're awesome. A demi-god among us. This sad delusional state almost always manifests in over adornment. Be it tattoos, gold jewelry or outlandish silly outfits. However, all of this is just the wrapping to a package of arrogance, self-centeredness and an inflating feeling of self-importance commonly known as being a douchbag.


You're the one coming across as a douchebag, buddy.  (does not and will not ever get a tattoo)
 
2013-08-21 08:43:01 PM  

pedobearapproved: One house of a state legislature writes a bill, and everyone is up in arms over some aspect of it, but what doesn't make fark is that it's already been fixed by amendment.


Nonetheless, nothing will ever change the fact that the bill was written, introduced, and taken seriously by at least some elected representatives in its original ludicrous form.
 
2013-08-21 08:49:40 PM  
skinink:At this point, no matter how hard you try, you cannot get a tattoo that someone doesn't already have.

i.imgur.com


Find me one person who has this and then I'll take your argument seriously
 
2013-08-21 09:02:50 PM  

Mambo Bananapatch: FTA:

"Besides civil liberties advocates and the tattoo industry clearly opposing a law, which would cripple self-expression..."

Because if you can't get a screw in your forehead, that's it for self-expression. Not a word will be heard by anyone in the state after this...


Of course not, there will be plenty of self expression, all done within the confines of what the state deems acceptable. You have the unfettered freedom to select between Self Expression A, Self Expression B, or Self Expression C. Only a Commie would need any more than that.
 
2013-08-21 09:11:59 PM  

propasaurus: skinink: First of all, if you're looking at the tattoo epidemic as a way to express your individualism, then it is obvious to me that you don't know the meaning of the word. How can you truly show any type of individualism by taking part in a movement that encompasses thousands, if not millions, of people? At this point, no matter how hard you try, you cannot get a tattoo that someone doesn't already have. The idea that somehow scarring your flesh with some insipid symbol or demonic imagery will say to people you're a free thinker is truly misguided. The issue lies with your own personal self-esteem.

If you're a person who feels a desire to tattoo himself, you're one of two types of people. The first group is drawn to tattooing because of a lack of self-respect and a love for themselves and for who they are, which causes these feelings to manifest. "If I had a cool tattoo, maybe then girls will notice me." Or "If I get a tattoo, guys will think I'm sexy." Once the root of the action is realized as being that of a desperate ploy for attention due to not appreciating themselves for who they are, and that they are placing that needed feeling of acceptance in the hands of others, the true motivations become clear.

Another personality type is the person who thinks way too much of themselves. The idea that someone may not notice them is unacceptable. They're awesome. A demi-god among us. This sad delusional state almost always manifests in over adornment. Be it tattoos, gold jewelry or outlandish silly outfits. However, all of this is just the wrapping to a package of arrogance, self-centeredness and an inflating feeling of self-importance commonly known as being a douchbag.

This, from someone named 'skin ink.'


Tattoo hipster, perhaps?  Liked tattooing before it was cool, yo!  Now all these young pricks, they just doin' it because everybody else is doin' it.  Damned kids.
 
2013-08-21 09:39:41 PM  
Yeah, I think all of you who hate tattoos should just leave those women to me. I mean, I know it's a tough job and a sacrifice, but I think I'll manage.

core.gallerynucleus.com
 
2013-08-21 09:44:57 PM  

vygramul: Yeah, I think all of you who hate tattoos should just leave those women to me. I mean, I know it's a tough job and a sacrifice, but I think I'll manage.


I'll raise a flagon of mead to that! More kinky chicks for me!

/and lol at how many bites skinink got today.
 
2013-08-21 10:02:11 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: But Jesus had piercings!

/hands.  feet.  ...
/me.  going.  to.  hell.


YES!!! ^
 
2013-08-21 10:05:08 PM  
I don't hate tattoos so much as I find the vast majority of them to be tacky or just plain dumb. For every beautifully done work of art, and I have seen a few really amazing tats, there are at least a couple dozen idiotic ones that people walked in on a whim and picked out of a book when they were a teenager. Just look at all the 30-35 year old women with tribal tramp stamps, arm bands, Asian characters, butterflies and stars. It was a huge fad 5-10 years ago.
 
2013-08-21 10:12:13 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: skinink:At this point, no matter how hard you try, you cannot get a tattoo that someone doesn't already have.



Find me one person who has this and then I'll take your argument seriously


Agreed. 2 of my tats I designed myself, and 1 more is of an obscure Aztec deity.
 
2013-08-21 10:17:36 PM  

spidermilk: The government has a right to be involved. The government is charged with generally keeping you safe by KEEPING OTHER PEOPLE FROM HURTING YOU. An unlicensed tattoo giver isn't keeping you safe, he is endangering you by shoving non-sterile needles into your body. The government shouldn't say 'You can't get tattoo.' but should say 'You can't get unsafe tattoo.'

and as for the scarification and trans dermal implants- as long as it is fairly safe I don't see how they can ban it or how a full ban would possibly hold up. Put it this way- people can get breast implants for purely cosmetic reasons- and that is standard surgery, right? Pretty high chance of infection/problems. So maybe they make rules about what qualifications your tattoo artist must have, but they have set the bar pretty high for what cosmetic modifications you can get.


I don't necessarily disagree with you, however, if I'm feeling a bit argumentative, I might say: The government shouldn't say 'You can't get a tattoo,' but should say 'you can't give an unsafe tattoo.'

Anyway, about a year or so ago (more or less) the state of California enacted tougher regulations on tattoo artists and shops. Safety, sterilization, blah, blah, blah. And I can't tell you how many people around here I heard seriously making the 'regulations are killing small business!' argument.
 
2013-08-21 10:20:08 PM  

chaosweaver: vygramul: Yeah, I think all of you who hate tattoos should just leave those women to me. I mean, I know it's a tough job and a sacrifice, but I think I'll manage.

I'll raise a flagon of mead to that! More kinky low self-esteem chicks for me!

/and lol at how many bites skinink got today.


:D
 
2013-08-21 10:30:20 PM  
Are they banning wearing shorts during winter or pants down to the ankles? No? Shoot them.
 
2013-08-21 10:44:24 PM  
Authoritarian idiots putting laws on things they have no business in and do not understand.  I do what the fark I want. I suspect most everyone else feels the same.  When people in power stop you from doing what the fark you want and use their own narrow short sighted machinations as an excuse you probably get bitter and angry.  This is a bad dynamic for a government and a horrible overreach into the freedoms of individuals to have complete self determination at every opportunity possible.

This means allowing people to do stupid things.  So long as they aren't harming others, what right do we have to stop what is clearly an artistic expression being done upon consenting adults in a safe and hopefully sterile tattoo parlor.  Once you ban these things, I'm sure they will still occur, and those that do still want to participate in this kind of body modification will simply have to rely on home brewed methods which will inject a lot of dangerous variables into the mix well above and beyond the risk of having a permanent body modification that you come to later regret.  If you come to regret it a week later when it gets infected because of bad methods you'll wish you'd have had the opportunity to go to a professional to have it done in the first place.

This is stupidity I can live with.  It has no direct effect on anyone except the person getting the operation and that is their choice to make just as it is mine.  End Of Story.  Make sure the facilities are clean and the customers are adults and get out of the way of legitimate business.


/no piercings, no tattoos myself, NTTAWWT.
 
2013-08-22 12:39:56 AM  

propasaurus: chaosweaver: vygramul: Yeah, I think all of you who hate tattoos should just leave those women to me. I mean, I know it's a tough job and a sacrifice, but I think I'll manage.

I'll raise a flagon of mead to that! More kinky low self-esteem chicks for me!

/and lol at how many bites skinink got today.

:D


That too. Though, my local librarian has a few tats in discreet places, and everyone knows that librarians are freaks in bed.
 
2013-08-22 02:23:03 AM  
Smacks of old-timey religious folks disliking "vanity", that is unless it suits their aesthetic.
 
2013-08-22 02:29:09 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: skinink:At this point, no matter how hard you try, you cannot get a tattoo that someone doesn't already have.

[i.imgur.com image 850x521]

Find me one

blind person who has thishad a drunk epileptic tattoo artist and then I'll take your argument seriously
/fixed that for the rest of us
 
2013-08-22 03:06:13 AM  
Personal freedoms defending, pro-gun republican legislates against personal freedom.  Shocking!
 
2013-08-22 03:24:52 AM  
The law is as stupid as the idiot who presented it.
I don't care for it myself, but it's your body, have at it.

It just lets me know who the fark you really are.
 
2013-08-22 07:59:08 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: skinink:At this point, no matter how hard you try, you cannot get a tattoo that someone doesn't already have.

[i.imgur.com image 850x521]

Find me one person who has this and then I'll take your argument seriously


Same here. All mine were created from scratch.
 
2013-08-22 10:27:37 AM  

Stoker: The law is as stupid as the idiot who presented it.
I don't care for it myself, but it's your body, have at it.

It just lets me know who the fark you really are.


Yeah - that scumbag loser Teddy Roosevelt. And don't even get me started on Winston Churchill.
 
2013-08-22 11:13:29 AM  

propasaurus: Oldiron_79: 8Fingers: Was out and about today shopping, it was warm/hot and sunny, so the women were showing lots of skin. It struck me as to how I found women with no visable tattoos, (or little ones on an ankle or shoulder blade) to be so much more attractive, fashionable, not fat, pleasent to look at and admire. Than the ones with covering tats. The ones with covering tats tended to be just kinda gross looking in general, and then they addd tats. I could never be a tattoo artist with having to squeeze so much disgusting blubber to put a kids birthdate and pic on some fat chicks arm.

I've noticed the same

That's nice. Do we all have to submit to your standards of beauty?


Fat women should hide thir skin and slink around in shame, clearly.
 
2013-08-22 11:24:45 AM  

Serial: Alright, so here's the thing.  This article is sourcing the original version of the bill.  The version that passed was filled with amendments that were put in place with the help of body modification professionals.  A friend of mine worked with government and had this to say after the bill passed:

Friends in Arkansas.. the legislation we worked on goes into place today. What this means for you:

Piercing guns are now illegal (class A misdemeanor per offense) to use on any part of the body other than the earlobe. This includes the cartilage of the ear, and yes that means Walmart, Claire's, etc are NOT permitted to pierce the cartilage of the ear.

It is illegal to sell piercing and tattoo supplies to the public. This means places like tattoo shopping marts, pawn shops, etc are committing a class A misdemeanor per sale they make.

All body art is limited to 16 year of age and up. It is illegal to perform any body piercing, tattoo, etc on a person under 16 with the exception of piercing the lobe of the ear.

Studios MUST use jewelry that meets ASTM requirements as implant grade and have Mill Test Certificates to prove it or jewelry as listed by the Health Department as acceptable for initial piercing (certain types of gold, niobium, glass, etc). This means if you go to a studio that uses externally threaded jewelry, they are very likely using jewelry which is banned.

The Department of Health has listed these as violations which can result in closing of the studio. If you are aware of violations occurring, please do your part and report it to the Department of Health in Little Rock. Violations of the first three may be reported to your local law enforcement as they are punishable as a class A misdemeanor or higher offense. Help us make local and state agencies realize that we will not let the hard work it took to get these laws in place go unenforced. Make the state do their job.

TLDR:  The linked article is a fluff fear-mongering piece that was written without actually reading the final bill.  There is NO ban on tattooing, scarification, branding or piercing.


Look at you, being all informative and rational.
 
2013-08-22 12:36:17 PM  

Serial: TLDR:  The linked article is a fluff fear-mongering piece that was written without actually reading the final bill.  There is NO ban on tattooing, scarification, branding or piercing.


If there's no ban, that means it's an obligation. Everyone MUST get a tattoo, scar, branding, and piercing.

/Just using the same rationale someone tried using to say that if Sharia law couldn't be banned, it MUST be therefore considered when making laws
 
2013-08-22 02:49:44 PM  

mbillips: Oddly, this is still legal.

[foreverfail.com image 499x676]


Those Leviticus tattoos are not an accident. That's the biblical passage about "do not tattoo your body". It's intentionally contradictory, and a conscious decision that someone made.

It is not for me to judge their intentions, but it's definitely not the same thing as some white girl getting a chinese tattoo of "stupid whore" which she thinks means "purity"
 
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