Florida's Underground Tattoo Artists Don't Care About New Laws; Neither Do Most Legitimate Artists
It seems like there's a tattoo shop on every corner in Florida. Along boardwalks, boozed-up tourists can get an offensive T-shirt, a bong, and a tattoo all in one shop. There are posh parlors that charge $500 for an hour of work and so-called artists that'll give you a lifelong regret for the cost of the needle and ink.
But crafting legislation for a postfringe art form steeped in rebellion proved as contentious as one would imagine. It took two legislative sessions to pass the bill, along with heaps of infighting. In the coming months -- a full two years after the bill was approved -- county health departments will finally start enforcing the thing.
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