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Old 09-09-2010, 08:08 PM
 
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Tattoos and the art of tattooing are "forms of pure expression fully protected by the 1st Amendment," a federal appeals court ruled Thursday in a challenge to the ban on tattoo parlors in the city of Hermosa Beach.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the city to allow tattooing in at least some of its areas zoned for business, saying a total ban was "facially unconstitutional."
Tattoos are free speech protected by Constitution, U.S. appeals court rules | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times

Yet another win for freedom and liberty!
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:30 PM
 
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Good!!!
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:35 PM
 
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Apparently, I have a low threshhold for pain

...I was scared like a bunny and I passed out,

getting a temporary tattoo



WTH!

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Old 09-09-2010, 09:41 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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How sad government thought this was it's business to begin with...
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:43 PM
 
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You are still an idiot if you mark your body with them, free speech or not.
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:49 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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Well I wouldn't go THAT far...but as long as a potential employer can choose to not hire a tattooed and pierced person then everything is fine.
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:04 PM
 
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I wonder how this effects prisons. Tattoos are a huge deal in prisons, and almost all prisons & jails forbid tattooing.
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:48 PM
 
Location: California
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It's another dilutation of what free speech was meant to be. Sorry, but I can't see this as anything good.
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:53 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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{Shrug} so is burning the nation's flag.

Some people will take issue with that too.
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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I agree with the ruling. Anybody over the age of 18 should be able to get all the body art they want and the government should not interfere except to make sure the place is clean and sterile and the tattoo person has been propery trained in hygene and infection control. Other than that, it should be totally free to operate.
That said- it does not apply to PRIVATE businesses. And I can tell you this- if I ran a business and somebody came in for a job interview with visible tattoos- especially on the face and neck- the interview would be over before it even began.
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