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DC Lawmakers Mull ‘Think Before You Ink’ Law


Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are considering passing a law that would make people wait 24 hours to get a tattoo after they first request it.

Yahoo reports that the ‘think before you ink’ law would create a waiting period for those looking for a tattoo or piercing due to health concerns. Apart from forcing late-night drunkards to wait for that tattoo they’ve wanted for five whole minutes, the law would ensure customers respond to a questionnaire regarding whether or not it’s safe for them to get some ink. NewLetters

People who have diabetes, herpes or are pregnant can be affected by tattoos or piercings so having the 24-hour waiting period could prevent these issues. Not everyone is happy with the proposal as some tattoo parlors pride themselves on offering walk-in services. However, as parenting expert Tammy Gold said, the law would give children and parents the ability to talk about this decision before making it.

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