Ok, here's the whole situation- I have MRSA, which is a staph infection, and a psycho ex husband (there's always a psycho ex husband, isn't there?), and I am a tattoo apprentice. My ex wants to call the health department and have me banned from the tattoo shop, or have the shop shut down. I have no intention of tattooing if I am communicable. As I understand, the only actual law is the one banning minors from being tattooed, and the bills that you have showed me have not passed into law (I googled it, too.) The shops are subject to local ordinances.
So, I am looking at the bill, HOUSE BILL 1148 P.N. 1329 PRINTER'S NO. 1329 THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE BILL and seeing we need to be inspected by physicians, we need to be registered and take written tests, and I'm thinking, Heck, I've never heard of all of this? We have never taken a written test, etc. Then I get on the phone, and call other shops, and they have not taken written tests or been inspected by physicians, either. So, I'm pretty sure that bill is NOT a law.
It probably SHOULD be. I think more regulation is better in this industry, but I don't want to be caught unaware by a vindictive ex.
That's the whole story. SO I have real life tattoo artists in the area telling me that house bill 1148 was never actually enacted, but I want you to verify for me whether that law is in place or not. If it is a law, it isn't being enforced, and it isn't being followed by respected area shops.
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