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Proposal to tighten Salem tattoo parlor rules offered

June 26, 2014

SALEM — A proposal to strengthen local tattoo regulations beyond what the state requires includes provisions requiring individual licensing for tattoo and body piercing artists and a lot more......

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Numnudz

Jul-02-14 5:50 AM

:)

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questioner

Jul-01-14 5:56 PM

I'm just picturing a bunch of tattooed people 40, 50 years from now in their FL retirement communities.

As things sag, bag, wrinkle or stretch, they can have new senior games or mingles, trying to figure out each other's tats. That's assuming the originator can remember what they all were.

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Numnudz

Jul-01-14 6:02 AM

Never understood tattoos. My uncles got some in the Navy during WW2, they didn't look too good in the '70s.

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ScottGuappone

Jun-30-14 1:37 PM

You caught me watchdog. We are actually the illuminati. Part of the new world order and we are starting our take over with the tattoo community in Salem, OH. If this is what makes you toss and turn at night. You are more than welcome to come to the health dept and voice your concern. It's funny that Mahoning county has the same codes. But they don't seem to have a problem with new tattoo shops coming in. That's funny how that works. Anyway if you would like a copy of these new regualtions, the state regs, or Mahoning county reg. you can stop in to the shop call or even email me at scottguappone@gmail**** and I will be happy to give you the information. or you can grab it online at any of the above (.gov) sites. Hope to see you at the next meeting.

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WatchDog

Jun-27-14 10:36 AM

In fact, you know what blows me away. I surprised oh Grant Mingus isn't in here calling you a tattoo nazi or a freedom hating state sympathizer.

Because you are sure in the heck behind big brother in increasing regulations out the rear end.

You know what? You better think long term? Because all of this might just come back to harm you.

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WatchDog

Jun-27-14 10:32 AM

health related issues from the other tattoo artists in this city?

Do you have all the statistics to prove all these health related issues for this drive you are pushing?

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WatchDog

Jun-27-14 10:30 AM

Scott you are fool of it! I was going to try to stay out of this because Q was doing a heck of job.

Q won't be as brunt as I would be. But you are fool of it.

Your competition in the Tattoo business is growing and you are losing business and you hatched this idea to butt kiss with a health department, not to mention, a health department that this city did not need in the first place. I hate double taxation with a passion.

You are only doing this to run out any new tattoo businesses. The competition is hard of you.

nunyab4's comment convinced me of it. That comment was ridiculous and off the chart of exactly what everybody in this city constantly complains about..."UNFRIENDLY BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT".

You are not doing this about health. You are doing this because it's about you.

So here is some questions for you.

How much is your liability insurance?

How many times have you been sued for health related issues from a tattoo that you did vs. how many heath re

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ScottGuappone

Jun-27-14 8:38 AM

Sorry for the mathematical error. That was my fault. I was in a rush to try to get these done and over looked that. The new hours will be in the paper today.

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Numnudz

Jun-26-14 8:40 PM

"I find it hard to believe there wasn't an ulterior motive for some officials involved--that there wasn't a "Gee, if this passes, no more tattoo parlors" in the backs of a few minds."

Or, "Gee, here's another way we can take even more money out of someone else's pocket."

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Numnudz

Jun-26-14 8:37 PM

Hades freezes over! Ladybug and I agree on something.

Thank God I live outside the City limits. No telling what they would try to do to my fledgling little biz.

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ladybug

Jun-26-14 12:46 PM

I think you need to stay out of the regulating buss and let the state handle the certification process,

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ladybug

Jun-26-14 12:08 PM

That's why we have lawyers to sue over everything

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ladybug

Jun-26-14 12:07 PM

Normally in any profession a state license is required certifying the necessary requirements have been met .

Now all the experts on city council believe they know whats best.

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questioner

Jun-26-14 11:45 AM

K.

We're good. I have no problems with some regs.

But I am a cynic. While I totally accept what you just said, I find it hard to believe there wasn't an ulterior motive for some officials involved--that there wasn't a "Gee, if this passes, no more tattoo parlors" in the backs of a few minds.

Sorry I assumed you might be that way too. I take it back for you (but not for some officials).

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ScottGuappone

Jun-26-14 11:32 AM

Lol yeah I think I do need to look at that. I'm sorry I messed the math up. The thing is your the only one to catch that. Lol. I'm an idiot. It's supposed to be 1 year in hours worth of training. Thanks for pointing that out. It will be changed. And why is everyone against making these changes. Are you not concerned with the spread of diseases or the damage of people's skin or the over all safety of the people who enjoy this industry. We are not over regulating anything.

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ladybug

Jun-26-14 11:24 AM

Why don't they regulate nothing is allowed in town. WTH is that anyway ?

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questioner

Jun-26-14 11:17 AM

I will say, Scott, that after driving down State St, I do like the signage, painting etc of your building.

But the hours in the proposal are still wrong!

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nunyab4

Jun-26-14 11:11 AM

Now, I am going to say something unpopular. Why do we even need a bunch of Tattoo parlors anyway? And yes, I do have 3 tattoos. When I drive around Salem, it seems that we have way too many Tattoo parlors in town. Why doesn't the city just regulate that none be in the city limits.

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questioner

Jun-26-14 11:11 AM

Just explain how you can say this proposal is based on Ma Co when it requires 40 times the hours required in Ma Co.

And 6 times the hours required to be a cosmetologist?

If math is not your strong suit, maybe the hours required in this proposal should be reconsidered.

That's all I'm saying--way too many as it is now.

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questioner

Jun-26-14 11:05 AM

Oops, last math looked wrong--I wrote too fast.

Should have been 5 years, at a minimum.

But I don't believe there would be 50 40 hour weeks a year of hands-on tattooing.

So in actuality, how many years, Scott?

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ScottGuappone

Jun-26-14 11:04 AM

I. A tattoo artist. Never said I was good at math.

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ScottGuappone

Jun-26-14 11:03 AM

These are not new laws for new shops. I do t know what other way I can word this. The hours required that I am proposing is for apprenticeship only. APRENTISHIP ONLY. That means if you start an apprenticeship to tattoo in the city of salem you have to register as an apprentice with permission from the artist training you and the health district. After your apprenticeship. Which believe it or not can take more than a year. I myself had two years. The artist training you can sign off and the health district can approve you as a registered artist. Now if you moved to another shop. Say Mahoning county. You now have proof that you were a registered artist and have received proper training.

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questioner

Jun-26-14 11:01 AM

And am I doing math wrong? If a new tattooist worked 40 hours a week, 50 weeks a year, that's 2000 hours.

Scott, that is Not one year or even two of apprenticeship, that is 6, at the minimum, to get to 8500 hours. If working full time, hands-on.

Wrong, wrong, wrong.

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ScottGuappone

Jun-26-14 10:57 AM

Current registered artist will remain. Registered artist. Seeing as they are all ready registered in some way with the city and or another health district.

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questioner

Jun-26-14 10:52 AM

Scott, how can you say this is based on Ma Co's rules when it is over 40 times (not 4, 40!) the requirements there?

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