Minnesota tattoo bill would regulate ink and piercings
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"We've brought the local body artists into the process, and they've really taught us a lot," Bunn said. (The bill includes a section defining terms like branding, suspension, and tongue bifurcation.) "At our last meeting, on Monday, the artists were all on board with the language of the bill."
Another group with a stake in the legislation includes blood banks like the Red Cross, who are forbidden from accepting donations from anyone who's gotten a recent piercing or tattoo from an artist who isn't licensed by the state.
The bill is currently being considered by several house committees. A Senate version is awaiting attention from the Finance Committee.