D.C. Council Considers Regulating Tattoo Parlors

Body-piercing businesses also eyed

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011  |  Updated 10:27 AM EDT
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Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs will consider new rules for tattoo businesses.

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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.

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