Think Before You Ink: DC's Proposed 24-Hour Tattoo Wait Period

Think Before You Ink: DC's Proposed 24-Hour Tattoo Wait Period

Last week, the D.C. Department of Health proposed new regulations that would require a 24-hour waiting period for tattoos. We explore the myriad proposed changes to tattoo and piercing regulations.

Last week, the D.C. Department of Health proposed new regulations that would require a 24-hour waiting period for tattoos. The measure is designed to limit impulsive behavior and was among dozens of proposed tattoo and piercing regulations covering everything from sanitation practices, account keeping and building requirements. Critics say it's the latest example of burdensome "nanny state" regulations from government agencies. Kojo explores the proposals and rules that govern health and safety at body art establishments.

Guests

Martin Austermuhle

Producer / Reporter, WAMU.org

Paul Roe

Owner, Britishink Tattoos

Terrence Keaney

Co-Director, Men's Dermatology Center, Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery

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