24-hour waiting period proposed for tattoos - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

24-hour waiting period proposed for tattoos

If you're looking to get some ink, you may have to wait a day. 

The Washington, DC, health department has drafted a proposal that would require a 24-hour waiting period before someone can get a tattoo or body piercing.

It's part of a 66-page package of draft regulations for the "body art" industry. 

The Washington Post reports that idea is to keep people from making a choice they'll regret later. 

Opponents say it's extreme government regulation. 

City officials insist the rule will protect the public. 

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