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_Am_Weasel: But Jesus had piercings!/hands. feet. .../me. going. to. hell.
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...
Amos Quito: [forum.bodybuildingpro.com image 680x843]Is cross branding still allowed?
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.
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.
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.
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