The Arkansas Senate recently passed a bill that would ban “non-traditional” tattoos, piercings, and other forms of body art. The bill is called “An Act To Limit Body Art Procedures”.
Senator Missy Irvin is sponsoring the bill. She said that body modifications should be limited to “traditional” tattoos and piercings. She would ban dermal implants, scarification procedures, and tattoos that are not defined by the vague language of the bill.
Shockingly, the bill passed with a 26-4 vote. The bill was then sent to the House, where the language became even more vague. The scarification portion was removed, but the ambitious language related to other tattoos remained. Dermals were banned unless the procedure was done by a doctor (Really?!). The bill also did not define a “cosmetic tattoo” versus a “non-cosmetic tattoo”.
Does this make anyone else uncomfortable?