Conn. lawmakers consider licensing tattoo artists - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

Conn. lawmakers consider licensing tattoo artists

Posted: Updated:
(file) (file)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut lawmakers are considering a proposal that would require tattoo artists to be licensed by the Department of Public Health.

The legislature's Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee passed the bill 50-0 last week, and forwarded it to the House of Representatives for further consideration.

The proposal would require tattoo artists to complete training and first aid courses and to pass an examination. License applicants would have to pay an initial $250 fee and a $200 renewal fee every two years.

As tattooing becomes more mainstream, proponents of the legislation say the public is entitled to expect that tattoo artists are licensed by the state. But tattoo artists say lawmakers are going about regulation the wrong way.

The bill was approved previously by the Public Health and Judiciary committees.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Connecticut NewsConnecticut NewsMore>>

  • Death row inmate seeks kosher diet

    Death row inmate seeks kosher diet

    One of two men convicted in the killings of a mother and her two daughters in a 2007 Connecticut home invasion is suing Connecticut, claiming his rights are violated because he's being denied kosher food in...
    One of two men convicted in the killings of a mother and her two daughters in a 2007 Connecticut home invasion is suing the state, claiming his rights are violated because he's being denied kosher food in prison.
  • Connecticut police stop minorities at high rates

    Connecticut police stop minorities at high rates

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:30:32 GMT
    New data released by the state of Connecticut show police statewide are stopping black and Hispanic drivers at disproportionately high rates compared with population statistics. The figures released Thursday show that about 14 percent of all police traffic stops from last October through May involved black drivers, when blacks comprise about 8 percent of the state's population.
    New data released by the state of Connecticut show police statewide are stopping black and Hispanic drivers at disproportionately high rates compared with population statistics. The figures released Thursday show that about 14 percent of all police traffic stops from last October through May involved black drivers, when blacks comprise about 8 percent of the state's population.
  • Missing Connecticut girl found in Colorado

    Missing Connecticut girl found in Colorado

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:05:09 GMT
    A 14-year-old Connecticut girl missing since last month has been found in Colorado, and the man suspected of kidnapping her after months of online chatting is under arrest. Acting on a tip from the FBI, police in Longmont, Colorado said they got a found the girl in an apartment there on Wednesday afternoon.
    A 14-year-old Connecticut girl missing since last month has been found in Colorado, and the man suspected of kidnapping her after months of online chatting is under arrest. Acting on a tip from the FBI, police in Longmont, Colorado said they got a found the girl in an apartment there on Wednesday afternoon.
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices