Updates Possible to Tattoo Parlor Ordinance

8 years 1 month 4 weeks ago Tuesday, October 12 2010 Oct 12, 2010 Tuesday, October 12, 2010 5:02:41 AM CDT October 12, 2010 in News

JEFFERSON CITY - There could be more options for people looking to get tattoos in Jefferson City.  Three tattoo parlors have opened since the city council voted to allow them back in late January.  The ordinance requires the businesses to close by 8 p.m.

Cadillac Ink owner Mark Pulliam says it's not a problem during the week. 

"A lot of our customers will take off work.  They'll take a day of vacation to come get their tattoo.  It's a big deal for them," Pulliam said. 

He says the weekends are tougher. 

"Especially on the weekends, people eat dinner at six, and you know that's tough to start a tatto at 7 o'clock and be finished by 8 p.m.," Pulliam said. 

Pulliam wants the ordinance to allow the businesses to stay open later.

City council woman Carrie Carroll says the council could discuss amending the ordinance as early as next week. 

"During the timing they've been open so far we can kind of look at the background and the histoyr and make the determination whether or not we want to proceed," Carroll said.

Other possible changes include requiring each tattoo station to have a sink for sterilization purposes and allowing the city to audit accounting records of the parlors.

 

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