A slow weekend but there are a few interesting ones today again:
Let’s start with law: I’ve already linked on here to articles about proposed changes in tattoo regulations in IA; here’s more about it: ‘proposed tattoo regulations raise ire.’ Another interesting one is from OK, where ‘lawmakers want to ban eyeball tattoos;’ the language the said ‘lawmakers’ use to explain their reasons is very interesting.
Tattoo parlors and mixed reactions of the local communities in ‘tattoo shop raising eyebrows in Abacoa’ and ‘tattoo parlor could be an asset.’
‘street kids shown a better direction’ from New Zealand – sometimes a dream of becoming a tattoo artist is not as bad as it might seem to some people out there.
Another one from IA shows tattoos in a more artsy way: ‘photographing tattoos’ shows tattoos on the local tattoo artists.
Finally something I’ve read with mixed feelings – at first I got glad to be able to post here something with a Polish accent in it only to cringe at how trashy this short article is: ‘Celt Boruc gets tattoo;’ obviously, sometimes even a subject of the article cannot save it from the gutter!
I agree with the guy in the article in OKC that they don’t need a law to ban eye tattoos since most reputable shops won’t do it. I know my tattoo artist won’t tattoo hands or faces, racial or gang tattoos or genitalia. Artists with their own shops are pretty good about policing themselves and have ethics. Same shop has it’s own standards for it’s piercer and won’t do controversial ones.
I agree with him, too – his reasoning was calm and pretty common sense.
But even if I didn’t, I’d still hate the ‘lawmakers’ stand (“”It is completely patently disgusting and crazy to do it. We as a good public health policy we felt it was important to stop that trend before it goes any farther here in the state of Oklahoma,” Sen. Branan described’) – the law should protect but within reasonable limits and it def. shouldn’t be influenced by someone thinking that one thing or another is ‘patently disgusting’!
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