Stop Touching My Tattoos Without Asking

Yes, tattoos are outwardly facing—some more so than others—and some are quite eye-grabbing. So it’s no surprise they draw attention. But they’re also inextricable from a person’s body. When you stare at a tattoo, perhaps you think this is like starting at a work of art in a gallery. It’s not.

Tattoo etiquette is nothing new, there are a number of attempts to address it through guidelines, rants, and raves, which all amount to the same general principle: “Tattoo etiquette dictates that you simply ask the tattooed person if you can take a look at their tattoo and if you can touch it.”

New Host, New Look Coming Soon…

I have not been happy with the speed of my site lately and my hosting account was up for renewal so I thought it was time for a change. When this post is visible that means the migration to my new host is complete.

Hopefully this change will mean a much faster experience for my readers.

I’m sticking with my old theme for now while I work out some issues with the new design. Stay tuned for a much more modern, brighter and mobile friendly theme…

D.C. Proposes 24-Hour Waiting Period For Tattoos And Piercings

Feeling an urge to get some body art in D.C.? You may soon have an extra day to mull it over.

A set of regulations for tattoo artists and body piercers unveiled today would mandate a 24-hour wait between when a customer requests a tattoo or piercing and when they can actually get it.

I don’t think it’s the governments place to step in and tell people how long they need to wait in order to get a tattoo, but I also think that getting a tattoo less than 24 hours after meeting your artist is probably not the best idea either. People are going to make a huge deal over this, but it will most likely stop a fair amount of people from making stupid tattoo decisions.