D.C. removes 24-hour tattoo waiting period

Tattoo waiting period policy droppedAfter the introduction of its 24-hour waiting period policy last fall, Washington D.C. policymakers received a lot of criticism for mandating that anyone waiting to get a tattoo wait up to day for their appointment. Both shop owners and customers felt the pains of this process and felt that it added an extra burden to the process.

However, D.C. has recently abandoned the proposed policy, according to The Washington Post.


“All of the proposed regulations have come into question because of the 24-hour waiting period,” Paul Roe, owner of tattoo studio Britishink, said. He called that particular proposal “embarrassing.”

To read more about how the policy was dismissed click here.