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2013-09-07 01:43:35 AM  
I'm okay with this.

If it's a good idea today, it will still be a good idea tomorrow.
 
2013-09-07 01:44:11 AM  
Most artists worth a damn already have this.
 
2013-09-07 01:46:05 AM  
Good idea.  If nothing else it will allow potential tattoo-getters to sober up before they get inked.
 
2013-09-07 01:49:58 AM  
i101.photobucket.com

"But Daddy, I want a tattoo NOW!"
 
2013-09-07 01:53:14 AM  
Actually makes a lot of sense to me, too. More than waiting periods to buy (other than a person's first one, when it certainly may have merit) a gun do in any case.

I'd additionally be cool with making the person need to be sober when they decide to get the tattoo, but letting them get drunk before the actual tattoo if they're in need of liquid courage.
 
2013-09-07 02:07:43 AM  

new_york_monty: Actually makes a lot of sense to me, too. More than waiting periods to buy (other than a person's first one, when it certainly may have merit) a gun do in any case.

I'd additionally be cool with making the person need to be sober when they decide to get the tattoo, but letting them get drunk before the actual tattoo if they're in need of liquid courage.


I think it should be regulated that you can't give a drunk person a tattoo, but most sober people don't get a tattoo "on a whim."  They know what they want before they go in.  Making them wait an extra day is just stupid legislation.  It's an attempt to prevent the drunks from making a mistake, but you could just make a law saying you can't tattoo a drunk.  Require a breathalyzer test beforehand - they've gotten cheap enough.
 
2013-09-07 02:10:29 AM  

Lsherm: new_york_monty: Actually makes a lot of sense to me, too. More than waiting periods to buy (other than a person's first one, when it certainly may have merit) a gun do in any case.

I'd additionally be cool with making the person need to be sober when they decide to get the tattoo, but letting them get drunk before the actual tattoo if they're in need of liquid courage.

I think it should be regulated that you can't give a drunk person a tattoo, but most sober people don't get a tattoo "on a whim."  They know what they want before they go in.  Making them wait an extra day is just stupid legislation.  It's an attempt to prevent the drunks from making a mistake, but you could just make a law saying you can't tattoo a drunk.   Require a breathalyzer test beforehand - they've gotten cheap enough.


Except being DC, I expect every breathalyzer approved for official use would be produced by a friend or family member of the people who draft the legislation.
 
2013-09-07 02:12:25 AM  
But I'm drunk now!
 
2013-09-07 02:24:04 AM  

BizarreMan: I'm okay with this. If it's a good idea today, it will still be a good idea tomorrow.


TuteTibiImperes: Good idea.  If nothing else it will allow potential tattoo-getters to sober up before they get inked.


Do we really need a law for this? Bar people from having tattoos done while intoxicated, fine, but why are we passing a law to (potentially) stop a handful of people from making a poor decision that solely affects them?
 
2013-09-07 02:29:34 AM  

new_york_monty: Except being DC, I expect every breathalyzer approved for official use would be produced by a friend or family member of the people who draft the legislation.


That would normally be a given, except the local DC government probably don't know anyone who manufacturers anything.
 
2013-09-07 02:46:27 AM  

BizarreMan: I'm okay with this.

If it's a good idea today, it will still be a good idea tomorrow.


Why put off a good idea today when a bad idea can be prevented tomorrow?
 
2013-09-07 04:07:30 AM  
www.ksta.de
I don't remember a thing.
 
2013-09-07 06:11:03 AM  
we need more laws like this from the government questioning our adult judgment in personal decisions that have no effect on anyone else
 
2013-09-07 06:17:33 AM  

doglover: Most artists worth a damn already have this.


Most artists worth a damn are just plain booked.
 
2013-09-07 06:19:30 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-07 06:23:30 AM  
hahaha now its their turn

weknowmemes.com
 
2013-09-07 06:24:08 AM  
farm6.staticflickr.com

Roll

(...24 hours later...)

Tide!
 
2013-09-07 06:25:33 AM  
Why are they pushing for this, is there really a public demand that this law be put into place? Are there legions of outraged tattooed people feeling their lives are ruined because they didn't have 24 hours to think it over?

I could see why someone might think this was a good idea, but what happened to freedom and personal responsibility? Just because it might be a good idea to wait 24 hours, doesn't mean the government should make it into law. And I personally think tattoos are stupid. But hey, if someone wants one, no one should stand in their way.
 
2013-09-07 06:28:51 AM  

wookiee cookie: we need more laws like this from the government questioning our adult judgment in personal decisions that have no effect on anyone else


I got one tattoo at the age of 18, that I'm still pleased with.

I thought about it for awhile, went to an artist, had a consultation, had a picture drawn and then had it done. It's concealable and revealable. I feel lucky to be able to say that. 18 year olds are idiots

I've worked with a sixteen year old who showed up one day with a skeleton hanging on his arm, including 'pull marks' showing 'blood' underneath... His forearm. I currently work with a 21 year old who has incorrect Tool lyrica tattood upon her.

Even my partner has a fleur-de-lis trampstamp she'll never say she regrets, but I think she does.

While FREEDOM works in certain, and a lot of, areas... Stopping the young and inebriated from making shiatty decisions has a whole lot of merit and is also a humanitarian effort. You're suggesting: fark 'em, they're dumb.I'm suggesting: Impetuosity need not be punished, acknowledged and trying to fix is better.
 
2013-09-07 06:29:57 AM  
How long do I have to wait for a tatoo of an uzi?
 
2013-09-07 06:32:23 AM  

justoneznot: Why are they pushing for this, is there really a public demand that this law be put into place? Are there legions of outraged tattooed people feeling their lives are ruined because they didn't have 24 hours to think it over?

I could see why someone might think this was a good idea, but what happened to freedom and personal responsibility? Just because it might be a good idea to wait 24 hours, doesn't mean the government should make it into law. And I personally think tattoos are stupid. But hey, if someone wants one, no one should stand in their way.


It's 2013. Freedom is a political buzz word phrase, and personal responsibility is a catch phrase that's looked down upon and mocked.
 
2013-09-07 06:35:39 AM  

mike_d85: doglover: Most artists worth a damn already have this.

Most artists worth a damn are just plain booked.


If you toss a dwarf down a bowling alley or if they run and jump at the pins themselves, the pins still get knocked over.
 
2013-09-07 06:39:36 AM  
If it's a tattoo of a gun will it be a 7 day wait?
 
2013-09-07 06:43:37 AM  
cdn.ebaumsworld.com
 
2013-09-07 06:45:59 AM  
What a stupid farking idea.
 
2013-09-07 06:48:09 AM  
inclemency:
I got one tattoo at the age of 18, that I'm still pleased with.

"The first seven, on the other hand, aren't all that great."

/sorry, had to take the set-up
 
2013-09-07 06:50:53 AM  

wookiee cookie: we need more laws like this from the government questioning our adult judgment in personal decisions that have no effect on anyone else


agreed
without the gov't to direct our actions, how could we possibly live as brave and free people
 
2013-09-07 06:51:05 AM  

Mister Peejay: inclemency:
I got one tattoo at the age of 18, that I'm still pleased with.

"The first seven, on the other hand, aren't all that great."

/sorry, had to take the set-up


I admire your comedic vision.

I still only have one though, considering another 13 years later ;-)
 
2013-09-07 06:55:28 AM  

CowardlyLion: What a stupid farking idea.


People don't deserve a scarlet letter for impetuous mistakes that can be prevented or modified to less serious errors.

I didn't even mention my 22 year old brother who got a snake wrapped around a sword, straight out of the book, tattooed across 14" or so of his left abdomen last year.

Sometimes regulations work. No one is coming for your guns. (Yet.......)
 
2013-09-07 06:57:28 AM  
I'd go choose a tattoo, but I'm still waiting for the conscripted community "volunteer" to come over, change my diaper, tie my shoes, and strap me in the car seat good and snug before driving me to the tattoo parlor.

And don't forget my passie and Sponge Bob blankie!
 
2013-09-07 07:09:17 AM  

Lernaeus: I'd go choose a tattoo, but I'm still waiting for the conscripted community "volunteer" to come over, change my diaper, tie my shoes, and strap me in the car seat good and snug before driving me to the tattoo parlor.

And don't forget my passie and Sponge Bob blankie!


You all can't really be this obtuse....
 
2013-09-07 07:09:28 AM  

inclemency: CowardlyLion: What a stupid farking idea.

People don't deserve a scarlet letter for impetuous mistakes that can be prevented or modified to less serious errors.

I didn't even mention my 22 year old brother who got a snake wrapped around a sword, straight out of the book, tattooed across 14" or so of his left abdomen last year.

Sometimes regulations work. No one is coming for your guns. (Yet.......)


If we can't brand the stupid by mandate, let them brand themselves so we can see them coming.
 
2013-09-07 07:15:04 AM  

inclemency: wookiee cookie: we need more laws like this from the government questioning our adult judgment in personal decisions that have no effect on anyone else

I got one tattoo at the age of 18, that I'm still pleased with.

I thought about it for awhile, went to an artist, had a consultation, had a picture drawn and then had it done. It's concealable and revealable. I feel lucky to be able to say that. 18 year olds are idiots

I've worked with a sixteen year old who showed up one day with a skeleton hanging on his arm, including 'pull marks' showing 'blood' underneath... His forearm. I currently work with a 21 year old who has incorrect Tool lyrica tattood upon her.

Even my partner has a fleur-de-lis trampstamp she'll never say she regrets, but I think she does.

While FREEDOM works in certain, and a lot of, areas... Stopping the young and inebriated from making shiatty decisions has a whole lot of merit and is also a humanitarian effort. You're suggesting: fark 'em, they're dumb.I'm suggesting: Impetuosity need not be punished, acknowledged and trying to fix is better.


you're fine with letting the government baby your personal decisions. other adults are not.
 
2013-09-07 07:16:12 AM  

vartian: Do we really need a law for this? Bar people from having tattoos done while intoxicated, fine, but why are we passing a law to (potentially) stop a handful of people from making a poor decision that solely affects them?


Part of being an adult means having the right to make permanent decisions you later regret. I am against this nanny type law making.

inclemency: You're suggesting: fark 'em, they're dumb.I'm suggesting: Impetuosity need not be punished, acknowledged and trying to fix is better.


If they're legally an adult, that includes the right to make absolutely stupid decisions that will haunt them until they die.

Not being protected from regret is part of being an adult.
 
2013-09-07 07:17:02 AM  

inclemency: Lernaeus: I'd go choose a tattoo, but I'm still waiting for the conscripted community "volunteer" to come over, change my diaper, tie my shoes, and strap me in the car seat good and snug before driving me to the tattoo parlor.

And don't forget my passie and Sponge Bob blankie!

You all can't really be this obtuse....


Do you approve of a waiting period for women to have abortions?
 
2013-09-07 07:21:03 AM  

inclemency: Lernaeus: I'd go choose a tattoo, but I'm still waiting for the conscripted community "volunteer" to come over, change my diaper, tie my shoes, and strap me in the car seat good and snug before driving me to the tattoo parlor.

And don't forget my passie and Sponge Bob blankie!

You all can't really be this obtuse....


If you're going to be treated as a baby you should get the complete package.
 
2013-09-07 07:23:48 AM  
Soon we will have to present bloodwork before buying a hamburger.
 
2013-09-07 07:26:52 AM  

doglover: mike_d85: doglover: Most artists worth a damn already have this.

Most artists worth a damn are just plain booked.

If you toss a dwarf down a bowling alley or if they run and jump at the pins themselves, the pins still get knocked over.


Changes how mad the dwarf is, though.
 
2013-09-07 07:27:15 AM  
Wow. Lots of meritocratic vengeance going on in here.

Tattooed people shoved sand in your face at the beach that time eh?

Let's let the poorly informed and whimsical brand themselves without delay, makes me more viable as an employee.

Oh, and fark you, I got through my irrational phase and want you to suffer.

This is a gun issue for you guys isn't it?

/hope your spawn embarrasses you with their tats... Assuming anyone farks you mean pricks.
 
2013-09-07 07:27:32 AM  

vartian: BizarreMan: I'm okay with this. If it's a good idea today, it will still be a good idea tomorrow.

TuteTibiImperes: Good idea.  If nothing else it will allow potential tattoo-getters to sober up before they get inked.

Do we really need a law for this? Bar people from having tattoos done while intoxicated, fine, but why are we passing a law to (potentially) stop a handful of people from making a poor decision that solely affects them?


Because our political leaders have become the worlds largest collection of coonts.
 
2013-09-07 07:27:42 AM  

robohobo: inclemency: Lernaeus: I'd go choose a tattoo, but I'm still waiting for the conscripted community "volunteer" to come over, change my diaper, tie my shoes, and strap me in the car seat good and snug before driving me to the tattoo parlor.

And don't forget my passie and Sponge Bob blankie!

You all can't really be this obtuse....

Do you approve of a waiting period for women to have abortions?


Not government-mandated ones, no. A clinic's owner/manager can institute one as a policy if he/she chooses, but it shouldn't be a *law*.
 
2013-09-07 07:27:48 AM  

TheYeti: Soon we will have to present bloodwork before buying a hamburger.


Lulz. A hamburger? Hamburgers are too cruel. You'll eat your overpriced soypatty(the word burger is too offensive and hurts feelings and sensibilities) and you'll thank your government for their wise decision to save you from the cholesterol and cruelty of meat.
 
2013-09-07 07:28:52 AM  
s17.postimg.org
 
2013-09-07 07:28:55 AM  
This seems to be an excellent preventative measure that may help eliminate a large numbers of unwanted or ill thought out tattoos.

That said, I am firmly against it as it infringes on personal liberties and is yet another erosion of individual accountability. The government should not be in the business of protecting stupid people from themselves. At this rate we'll soon find ourselves living under one big homeowners association. United. Indivisible. With liberty and justice for those with enough net worth or political influence.

On a personal not the passing of this law would remove an important indicator of poor decision making and impulse control. How am I to identify potential mates those with poor decision making skills?
 
2013-09-07 07:29:00 AM  

Lernaeus: robohobo: inclemency: Lernaeus: I'd go choose a tattoo, but I'm still waiting for the conscripted community "volunteer" to come over, change my diaper, tie my shoes, and strap me in the car seat good and snug before driving me to the tattoo parlor.

And don't forget my passie and Sponge Bob blankie!

You all can't really be this obtuse....

Do you approve of a waiting period for women to have abortions?

Not government-mandated ones, no. A clinic's owner/manager can institute one as a policy if he/she chooses, but it shouldn't be a *law*.


Fair enough..
 
2013-09-07 07:31:46 AM  

TheYeti: Soon we will have to present bloodwork before buying a hamburger.


You, and everyone decrying this idea are mentally ill. You are near devoid of empathy and have a level of self-righteousness most members of a society consider dangerous.

Personal responsibility is the catch phrase of the dull or greedy. There's no reason that simple ideas such as this hurt you or anyone you know but will save many.

No one is after your farking guns, sorry your president is black.
 
2013-09-07 07:35:37 AM  

BizarreMan: I'm okay with this.

If it's a good idea today, it will still be a good idea tomorrow.


Except that most people have already thought about it for a lot more than just one day. I've put several weeks to several months on deciding for each of my 4 tattoos.

When I do decide to go with one, you think I should have make an appointment for when the artist is free, drive there, hand him an image of what I want, make another appointment to come back, and make another trip?

And you don't just walk in and start having ink thrown into you, they take your image and put an outline of it where they will be working so you can have an idea of what it is going to look like before they start with the needles.

If you just walk in point to something in the book and say "that flaming tiger looks cool, put that on me!" you deserve what you get.
 
2013-09-07 07:35:59 AM  
"You can get one if you join the Navy or go to prison." ~ My grandfather
 
2013-09-07 07:36:42 AM  

inclemency: Lernaeus: I'd go choose a tattoo, but I'm still waiting for the conscripted community "volunteer" to come over, change my diaper, tie my shoes, and strap me in the car seat good and snug before driving me to the tattoo parlor.

And don't forget my passie and Sponge Bob blankie!

You all can't really be this obtuse....


Some people post some pretty stupid things on social media sites and in comments sections.  Because of the nature of the Internet, those posts will exist indefinitely and are far more difficult to remove than are tattoos.  To keep people from posting things they will later regret, I propose that all social media and comment posts be forwarded to a special government agency 24 hours in advance of appearing on said sites.

If you attempt to post content that could later embarrass you or that you might later regret, the government should provide a counselor to discuss the merits of your posts with you to ensure that you understand the potential ramifications.
 
2013-09-07 07:37:53 AM  
How has this not been posted yet?
cdn.ebaumsworld.com

/Except that according to the chart, I'll never have a job that pays taxes, even though I am a GS-9 for the government.
 
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