D.C. Council Considers Regulating Tattoo Parlors

Body-piercing businesses also eyed

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    Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs will consider new rules for tattoo businesses.

    The D.C. Council is considering regulating tattoo and body-piercing establishments and their employees.

    The council's Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs will hold a hearing Wednesday on the proposal, which would regulate tattooing and body-piercing in the District of Columbia for the first time.

    The bill would establish health and education standards and require tattoo and body-piercing artists to be licensed.

    Several tattoo artists are scheduled to testify at Wednesday's hearing.