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    proposed waiting period for tattoos

    there is a proposal in washington dc to institute a 24 hour waiting period on tattoos, to protect the public... from themselves. business owners say that this would destroy the industry. what are your guys' feelings on this?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/...3a8_story.html

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    personally im not a fan of this proposal. regulations regarding hygiene, great. regulations regarding drunk/otherwise incapacitated i can see reasonable arguments for. but for me this is crossing the line into unnecessary infringement, on top of creating a mountain of paperwork
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    I think its stupid to have a waiting period on tattoos. There is no way to enforce it, all it will lead to is additional fraudulent lawsuits that we already have way too many of.

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    Sobriety tests? OK. Mandatory waiting period? No. It assumes that 1) people are too incompetent to understand the consequences of their behavior and 2) that if they really are, that they'll somehow become more intelligent within 24 hours. How many people actually buy a tattoo on impulse as opposed to thinking it's a good idea until they have it, at which point they regret it? Because the former is the only thing this regulation might help prevent.

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    I think just a sobriety test would be fine, regarding to both drugs and alcohol. 24H waiting period is just ridiculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nixx View Post
    Sobriety tests? OK. Mandatory waiting period? No. It assumes that 1) people are too incompetent to understand the consequences of their behavior and 2) that if they really are, that they'll somehow become more intelligent within 24 hours. How many people actually buy a tattoo on impulse as opposed to thinking it's a good idea until they have it, at which point they regret it? Because the former is the only thing this regulation might help prevent.
    Thats the best part of having a tattoo, being able to tell how fucked up you were when you got it.

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    How am I supposed to judge people with tattoos if the government stops them from marking themselves.

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    I don't see a problem with this. I wish we had similar rules here. People that get tattoo's are generally idiots...

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    Nothing wrong with making someone rethink that Slut tattoo above her vag or the man that thinks it's cool to tattoo tribal stuff above his junk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smelltheglove View Post
    business owners say that this would destroy the industry.
    If your industry relies on taking advantage of people making bad decisions, maybe your industry should be destroyed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectral View Post
    If your industry relies on taking advantage of people making bad decisions, maybe your industry should be destroyed.
    In my experience (not in a tattoo shop), customers are very demanding and impatient in most cases. I wouldn't be surprised in this case if the 24 hour waiting period that, if passed, will be upheld by reputable businesses causes them to lose customers to people who are willing to ignore it for an extra fee or whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectral View Post
    If your industry relies on taking advantage of people making bad decisions, maybe your industry should be destroyed.
    Almost every other industry ever says hi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nixx View Post
    In my experience (not in a tattoo shop), customers are very demanding and impatient in most cases. I wouldn't be surprised in this case if the 24 hour waiting period that, if passed, will be upheld by reputable businesses causes them to lose customers to people who are willing to ignore it for an extra fee or whatever.
    In the context of DC (where this is proposed), I'd be surprised. I've been looking into getting ink here (I live just outside of DC) and all of the best shops have pretty significant waits to line up an appointment, and they're pretty serious about making sure people aren't making rash decisions. I think it'd only hurt fly-by-night type shops. I can't speak to other areas, I don't have any tattoos or experience in the industry, this is just from what I've looked into locally, which happens to be the locale of the story.

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    That is a pointless violation of liberty that should not be enacted. That being said, tattoos remain monumentally stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectral View Post
    In the context of DC (where this is proposed), I'd be surprised. I've been looking into getting ink here (I live just outside of DC) and all of the best shops have pretty significant waits to line up an appointment, and they're pretty serious about making sure people aren't making rash decisions. I think it'd only hurt fly-by-night type shops. I can't speak to other areas, I don't have any tattoos or experience in the industry, this is just from what I've looked into locally, which happens to be the locale of the story.
    Oh, I see. Then yeah, it probably wouldn't impact them much.

    I still oppose it just because it's essentially pointless for the reasons I outlined above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nixx View Post
    I still oppose it just because it's essentially pointless for the reasons I outlined above.
    I'm probably inclined to agree. Making regulation needs compelling evidence that it does something useful, and I doubt that evidence exists here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectral View Post
    I'm probably inclined to agree. Making regulation needs compelling evidence that it does something useful, and I doubt that evidence exists here.
    Im against it but maybe it could have stopped this

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    Yeah, not copying and pasting that.

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