Waiting period to get a tattoo?

The following is about making people wait 24 hours before they can get their tattoo, brought to us by:  The Blaze online magazine.

Individuals hoping to emblazon their bodies with tattoo art may have to endure a mandatory 24-hour waiting period, if a proposition by the city’s Health Department is adopted.

“The licensee or operator of a body art establishment shall ensure that no tattoo artist applies any tattoo to a customer until after twenty-four hours have passed since the customer first requested the tattoo,” reads a portion of a new set of regulations from the federal city’s Department of Health.

Najma Roberts, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health, defended the proposed regulationin an interview with the Washington Post, saying it will help prevent “serious health risks.”