PLEASE visit our Support page and sign the petition, email your comments directly to the DC Department of Health, and/or print and mail a hard copy letter. Cirque Du Rouge also has hard copies ready that you can stop by, sign, and they will deliver by hand to the DOH. The deadline to voice your opinion to DC officials is Saturday, August 23rd. Remember, polite, concise wording is very much appreciated. We want to work WITH the DOH and not buy into the stereotype that has pushed our craft into the margins.
Your voice matters. Thank you.
Tattoo artists still peeved over D.C. regulations
Mike DeBonis, The Washington Post
Note: The online petition was drafted by Tim Corun of Jinx Proof. Fatty wanted to correct this error and give credit where it is due.
Your Tattoo Artist Won’t See You Now.
Proposed regulations threaten D.C.’s tattoo and body-piercing industry.
by Betsy Woodruff
September 11, 2013
Unfortunately, the DC Department of Health put forth a revised set of proposed regulations that is just as misinformed as the first. DC Coalition Member, Tim Corun, created a petition here. Please take a moment and add your voice. Polite responses are best. Help us in our effort to turn back misinformed and detrimental proposals that would cripple safe tattooing in the District of Columbia.
The DC Coalition of Professional Body Artists consists of a unified group of tattoo artists and shop owners, dedicated to keeping the implementation body art safe, skilled, and available to adults who choose to visit any number of professional, licensed tattoo shops throughout the District of Columbia. We do not believe in excessive government regulation, but rather rely on universal industry standards, peer to peer communication and pride in our craft to maintain a safe, sanitary environment.