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Banning tattoo shops? -POLL- KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59247 posts
14th Dec '12

So, in my town, there is an overload of tattoo shops,
tattoo shops are literally across the street from other tattoo shops.
A town over, where my parents live, there is two downtown, just a handful total.



Apparently, tuesday, city cancel passed a new regulation that tattoo shops are no longer allowed on the ground floor of their downtown and surrounding areas, as a way to preserve the towns 'image' for tourists & etc.



"It certainly can develop that image if you kept the door open and allowed whoever wants to show up," Clauson said. "I think there's a place for tattoo parlors. I don't know that our downtown core is the highest and best use."
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/dec/12/port-orchard-draws-the-line-at-new-tattoo/#ixzz2F5XwP4Vi



And apparently an existing shop owner agrees with the idea.



Has this happened in your town before?
Thoughts?
I've really never heard of something like this.

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
14th Dec '12

I think that is idiotic. My mother is handicapped and has a few tattoos and plans on getting more and if they did this everywhere she wouldn't be able to get one. I think it is a stupid idea.

Andi+Andy=Marley+1 2 kids; Fredericksburg, Virginia 4564 posts
14th Dec '12

Yup. Back in my home town tattoo shops are not allowed in the corperated (sp?) part of town. I think it's BS but oh well

Serial Mom ✄ 18 kids; Michigan 2690 posts
14th Dec '12

I think it's dumb. Why would a tattoo shop ruin their image? It's almost 2013, not 1950.

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59247 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting Serial Mom ✄:" I think it's dumb. Why would a tattoo shop ruin their image? It's almost 2013, not 1950."


The people who hang out outside of them apparently, ha.

Squid Kid Unavailable, NA, United States 32178 posts
14th Dec '12

It's what we call a free market. There are churches like that here and no one sees a ban on those.

Butterfly Guns 2 kids; Upland, CA, United States 5982 posts
14th Dec '12

I don't think it should be city councils decision to shut them down, if they were to be shut down at all. Personally I don't think they should be.

NopeNotGonnaDOIt 6 kids; Cuba 3000 posts
14th Dec '12

I was going to say your city council must be a bunch of old fogeys.

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59247 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting Butterfly Guns:" I don't think it should be city councils decision to shut them down, if they were to be shut down at all. Personally I don't think they should be."


Oh the existing two shops aren't being shut down, it's just a no-no to any new ones i guess. (otherwise i'm sure the shop owner wouldn't have had as nice of words to say in the article, ha)

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20911 posts
14th Dec '12

Uhhh... that's stupid :lol:

Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting Raindancer:" I think that is idiotic. My mother is handicapped and has a few tattoos and plans on getting more and if they did this everywhere she wouldn't be able to get one. I think it is a stupid idea."


Why wouldn't she be able to get one? They're just taking about moving them from the downtown area to other areas of the city.



Though i DO think its a stupid idea.

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59247 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting Chelsea Dawns Mama:" Why wouldn't she be able to get one? They're just taking about moving them from the downtown area to other areas of the city. Though i DO think its a stupid idea."


no, she's referencing the fact that if they were downtown, they couldn't be ground level.

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59247 posts
14th Dec '12
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Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting KNZ.:" no, she's referencing the fact that if they were downtown, they couldn't be ground level. "


Oh i missed that fact lol

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting Chelsea Dawns Mama:" Why wouldn't she be able to get one? They're just taking about moving them from the downtown area to other areas of the city. Though i DO think its a stupid idea."

Because we cannot get my mother upstairs. If she gets out of breath she tends to have an asthma attack and we can't exactly wheel her upstairs.