Tattoos http://wesa.fm en Regulated Ink: State Rep. Aims To Clean Up Tattoo Shops http://wesa.fm/post/regulated-ink-state-rep-aims-clean-tattoo-shops <p>A needle digs painfully deep into your skin for what seems like an eternity, and in its place, an image or phrase resides forever. But who’s to say a deadly blood-born disease like HIV doesn’t inhabit, too?</p><p>No one, and that’s a major problem as tattoos and body piercings become more popular, according to a Pennsylvania lawmaker.</p><p>“Because there’s needles used, there should be some sort of, at the least, sanitation or sterilization requirements for an establishment and some training that’s involved with the tattoo artists as well,” Rep. Rosemary Brown said.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 11:54:53 +0000 Julian Routh 28791 at http://wesa.fm Millennials Driving the Business of Tattoos http://wesa.fm/post/millennials-driving-business-tattoos <p>Tattoos were once the domain of sailors and bad guys in movies and television. Over the past two decades the art of inking has increased.</p><p>Tattoo parlors are <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/neighborhoods-city/2013/09/15/Steel-City-Tattoo-convention-leaves-its-mark-on-Pittsburgh/stories/201309150235">everywhere</a> and they’ve achieved the ultimate pop culture status of reality shows devoted to the craft.</p><p>Business contributor Rebecca Harris says Millennials are <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/01/16/generation-y-tattoos-toronto_n_2439295.html">driving </a>the trend. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:06:55 +0000 Katherine Blackley 20744 at http://wesa.fm Millennials Driving the Business of Tattoos In Debate Over Tattoo Regulations, Arguments Have Been Inked Before http://wesa.fm/post/debate-over-tattoo-regulations-arguments-have-been-inked <p>An effort to require tattoo artists in Pennsylvania to be licensed serves as an example of the kind of tug of war between those who support government regulations and those who see many of them as a threat to market competition.<br><br>Pennsylvania doesn't regulate tattoo parlors — something that Paul Garrison, owner of the Ink Splat tattoo shop in East Stroudsburg used to find quite strange.<br> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Mary Wilson 12266 at http://wesa.fm