Stop the public sales of tattooing and body piercing equipment.
  • Petitioned The State Of Michigan

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The State Of Michigan

Stop the public sales of tattooing and body piercing equipment.

    1. Jonathan Joslin
    2. Petition by

      Jonathan Joslin

In the state of Michigan anyone can purchase tattooing or body piercing equipment with absolutely no proof that they are employed by a licensed studio or have taken the required classes for Blood borne pathogens.
Every year thousands of people are permanently disfigured and stand the chance of contracting very serious diseases like Hep B, Hep C and HIV. All at the hands of uninformed and untrained public.
It is illegal to tattoo or pierced outside of a licensed studio in the state of Michigan, so why would it be legal to sell to the general public?
We would like to see the state of Michigan make it law that all tattoo and body piercing equipment sales be made only to licensed artist/studios.
This is a great way to slow the spread of dangerous diseases and the disfigurement of unsuspecting citizens of the state.

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Almost to 500!

      Jonathan Joslin
      Petition Organizer

      We are almost to 500 signatures. Most of which are owners and artist. This is great but this effects everyone and everyone's signature counts! Talk to friends, family and customers. Lets see if we can make 1000 by Monday.

    3. Reached 250 signatures
    4. We have the ball rolling!

      Jonathan Joslin
      Petition Organizer

      Keep forwarding this to everyone that may want to help make our industry a safe and respected one. I thank you all for the help. lets get this corrected.

    5. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Roger boring BOAZ, AL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Tattoo and body piercing should be done by a pro.

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    • Cathy Ruonavaara CALUMET, MI
      • almost 2 years ago

      We own a licensed tattoo shop and it is important for the safety of everyone.

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    • Robert Coon MERRILL, MI
      • almost 2 years ago

      that pic is nasty

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    • alicia cole DEARBORN HEIGHTS, MI
      • almost 2 years ago

      I'm a body piercer who believes at the very least an INDUSTRY SPECIFIC BBP cert should be presented to show qualifications for purchase of equipment needed to do a service as such.

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    • Rhea Fritz SANFORD, MI
      • almost 2 years ago

      It's disgusting seeing what people will do for some extra cash and even worse knowing that people will allow someone put permanent ink on their body when they know nothing about it. ONLY professionals should have the authority to buy materials for tattooing AND piercing.

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