I understand that the law was passed and people would be getting there tattoos in shops by professionals. I just think its ridculous that it did indeed get passed for “disease control”. Apparently the police in webster shut down two unlicensed shops and alot of kids 14-17 were catching all sorts of diseases and infections from when the shops were open. So the town thought of this genius solution to make it legal for kids 14-17 get tattooed with parental consent. Thankfully some tattoo artists and shops say they will refuse anyone in that age range that comes to them. However what happens with the shops that allow it? There is no way someone as young as 14 will get a tattoo of something they wont regret.
Wait what's wrong with people who are underaged getting tattoos? If they go to a professional, there is nothing wrong with it. I'm sixteen and I have two tattoos on my feet that I love a lot. That shouldn't be in the "What's Awful" section.
Yes, because it’s illegal and can, and will put the artist in a lot of trouble. If you’re in the UK, Europe and Australia and get a tattoo under the age of 18, the artist is liable for grievous bodily harm as well as breaking the law and all the licences they worked hard for, fake ID or not. In the US/Canada, you can be over the age of 16 with parental consent for a tattoo in most states (as far as I’m aware).
But, any modification done illegally is considered awful, because the professional is putting their career at risk, the person may not be getting a good deal from it (because any professional willing to tattoo underage deserves to have their machine taken away from them) It shows a blatant disrespect and disregard for the rules and laws of modification that exist to stop the client getting a bad, and sometimes dangerous deal. Laws exist for your own good, believe it or not. Some people break them, a lot of people break them, but you may well pay for it in the long run.
SUBMITTER COMMENT: I went to this cheap piercing shop because I didn’t want to spent a lot of money on my nape piercing. I don’t know why, because I have knowledge of piercings and it wasn’t my first. First of all some intern wants to give me the piercing but because she was laughing all the time the big boss want to do it himself.
The first time he gave me a awry piercing (as you can see on the middle part) and put in a wrong barbell.
The second time he couldnt get the needle through my skin.
The third time it went well…but he send me home with this bloody neck with still pencil on it! The piercing is doing fine right now, but I’ll never go to crappy piercers again!
What’s Awful: I was going to this cheap piercer even when I know he was a bad one. Using the wrong barbell and put it in awry.
How it can be fixed: go to a GOOD!!! piercer and not a cheap one.
(i’m sorry for my bad English, I hope you’ll understand my story)
My friend and I are starting a business. She's Yin and I'm Chang. Instead of Yin Yang we're going to be YinChang. We offer services such as ear piercing and matchmaking.Our preferred method of payment is free food, appreciation, and smiles.
SUBMITTER COMMENT: This is my friend’s ear. He went from a 20g to a 10g in less than two weeks. I have told him repeatedly to wait between each size. Before he even stretched his ear was majorly infected and that was about a month ago. Now he is doing this. I feel bad for his ears.
WHY IT’S AWFUL: 20g to 10g in less than 2 weeks, need I say anymore?
In response to your request, we have contacted the person involved. We have explained to them that such activity in Washington County must be licensed. She has indicated to us that they are no longer involved with such and have removed any website information regarding it. There should no longer be any such activity taking place at her residence. If you have further questions or information, please contact our department.
You guys have trained me so well! I've successfully and CORRECTLY reached 19mm on both lobes! It ticks me off that this blog gets so much hate for educating the idiots. You guys don't "force" anything. You simply correct people and teach them the rights and wrongs of piercings. Anyways. Thanks for running an awesome blog(: