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D.C. ‘Think Before You Ink’ Law Wants to Put a 24-Hour Waiting Period on Tattoos, Piercings

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Washington, D.C. lawmakers are considering a plan to save people from themselves by putting an end to those late-night trips into a tattoo parlor for some fresh ink or a piercing. 

Friday, D.C.’s department of health proposed a 24-hour mandatory waiting period for people who want to get a tattoo or a piercing, citing public safety issues.

If approved the ordinance would force body art businesses to “ensure that no tattoo artist applies any tattoo to a customer until after 24 hours have passed since the customer first requested the tattoo,”, the same would apply for body piercings.

But should the government have the right to tell you what to do with your won body? Let us know your opinion!

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