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Interesting Facts on Tattoos and Laws
Jul 27, 2016
Interesting Facts on Tattoos and Laws

Tattoos and Laws

The art of injecting edible ink on skin is the formal definition for tattoos, but the informal meaning is way beyond one can understand. It was part of the culture once, where the old tradition painted on the whole body, but at present, the tattoo is the symbol of unique attitude hidden inside an individual.

Surprisingly gender acceptance of tattoo is . Both genders prefer to get tattooed in every inch of their body, no wonder that the third gender also loves to get tattooed as others.

But there are many problems that nobody cares while getting tattooed, over these years America, French, European brought many laws regarding tattooing. But the funny thing is that most of the people get tattooed while on a visit to some other countries where they don’t have any legal barriers for this body modification.

Laws applicable to body arts

Here are some international laws that must be satisfied while body modification

-Assault Implication Law

-Anesthetics – the Medicine Act (1986)

-Age and Consent Law

-Minor act 1986

-The Health and Safety at Work (1974)

Above are followed in the United States, European countries, but the problem comes when punks break these laws. These are different laws for tattooing in the United States, where they vary according to the state. In Alabama, there is age restriction whereas in New York you must turn at least 18 to get a tattoo.

It is very important for a business to be registered with state government before they make it service. The local Government (Miscellaneous Provision) Act strictly specifies the need for registering tattoo clinics under their authority. Some quality measures include clinical cleanliness of tattooing equipment’s, mode of tattooing, type of ink used and their life expectancy, a chance for skin disease, content for tattooing and its explicitness.

Tattoo Artist

By law, the artist must have a certificate of recognition from any authority or any fashion school before making this profession. Their clinic must pass the quality and cleanliness criterion put forward by the local authority. The artist must have a thorough knowledge about the do’s and dont's while getting a tattoo done.

Moreover, their professional background will be an added advantage for their reputation. Even though there are tools to assist tattooing the personal skill is one of the important factors that might flip the coin towards the particular artist. It is also important that they must be well trained to handle the complications that might occur during tattooing moreover, their dermatology knowledge must be updated very frequently to keep up with the pace.

Post Care

After the whole procedure, it is the duty of clinic supervisor or counselor to give a brief idea of skin care after tattooing. Cutaneous vaccines or injections might lead to some dermatological problems; similarly, skin must be sterile for 24- 48 hours after the procedure to avoid any kind of infection.

When you are having a chance of tattooing on the body with a safe way then please go ahead with all precautionary measures.


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