Georgia bill would require tattoo parlors to warn of impact on military service

Georgia bill would require tattoo parlors to warn of impact on military service

by James Salzer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Stripes Okinawa

ATLANTA (Tribune News Service) — Tattoo parlors would have to tell customers that if they get tattoos on certain parts of their body - including on their face - that it could bar them from the military, under a new bill filed in the Georgia House.

A similar measure passed the House last year but died in the Georgia Senate.

House Bill 123, sponsored by Rep. Sandra Scott, D-Rex, would make it mandatory for tattoo businesses to include this message in their consent forms:

“Warning: You will likely be disqualified from joining the military if you have a tattoo on your face, neck, forearm, hand, wrist or lower leg.”

A bill last year would have required tattoo businesses to post a sign carrying the same warning, and they could have faced a fine of between $25 and $300 if they didn’t. The measure was later changed in the Senate to require the warning on consent forms, but the bill stalled.

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