Posts Tagged ‘body piercing’

DC Tattoo Cooling-Off Period

September 9, 2013

DC Tattoo Cooling-Off Period

The DC Department of Health has proposed regulations that would require a 24-hour waiting before customers could get tattoos or body piercing in Washington’s body art parlors. There’s a public comment period. Maybe someone will ask if there should be compulsory breathalyzer tests instead.


Tattoo Frontier: Washington DC

December 16, 2011

Tattoo Frontier: Washington DC

“If you’re a barber in the District, you have to be licensed and regulated by a city board. But if you’re a tattoo artist or piercer, a certain libertarian ethos seems to govern your trade within city limits—currently, the District remains one of the last places in the country in which tattooing and piercing are wholly unregulated.”


“Regulations on Horizon for D.C. Tattoo Artists,” Martin Austermuhle, DCist


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