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Thumbs Up for S.C.

March 25th, 2009 by

A while back I did a blog on the draconian tattoo laws in the state of South Carolina. All though I consider most of them to be more than a bit over the top in their anal retentiveness, one that really stuck in my craw was the legal age for getting a tattoo, 21.

Now as I stated before, having to have parental permission to get a tattoo at the age of 18, 19, and 20 seemed more than a little ignorant to me. I can see that kind of law for the legal age of drinking, but for getting a tattoo? PUHHH-LEEESE!

Well, it seems that I’m not the only one who thinks that one particular law is more than a bit stupid. Recently the president of the Senate in South Carolina stated it is unconstitutional to treat 18-year-olds differently than other adults with the only exception being the legal age of consuming alcohol.

Another S.C. politician said, “If teens are old enough to join the military and defend their country, they’re old enough to get a tattoo.” He also stated that he thought the tattooing law of being 21 to get some ink was a bit too old.

Well, thanks to forward thinkers like this, and the efforts of the tattoo artists who put up with miles of crap to tattoo in S.C., the state senate is sitting down to change the law to the legal age of 18.

So, all you tattoo fans in South Carolina get ready. Soon the law will be made far more reasonable and you will have the opportunity to be treated more like the adult your supposed to be. Just remember to think before you ink, Gang.

Now that certainly falls into the category of good news!

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