The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

18 June 2004

Drawing on experience

South Carolina is lifting its ban on tattoo shops, which leaves one state where the practice remains illegal.

And why is that? Mike snickers:

Our Oklahoma legislators likely felt such a ban encourages an influx of tattoo-hating companies into the state.

But of course. And let's face it, we're never going to run out of either dermatologists or Southern Baptists — not that there's a whole lot of either in Iran, which ranks as just about the only other place on earth that bans tattooing.

(Disclosure: I have no such decorations. I believe I am the only family member who lacks them, in fact. I attribute this less to aesthetic concerns than to a general dislike for needles.)

Posted at 7:35 AM to Soonerland


My lack of tattoos can best be attributed to writer's block.

Bad writing on paper or zeroes-and-ones can be discarded relatively easily, so I don't have the same problem there.

Posted by: McGehee at 8:07 AM on 18 June 2004

I have found, so far, that when sober, I never found an illustration I wanted, when less than sober, never found a shop that seemed *right enough* to feel comfortable in getting one there. Tis the only thing this ret Sailor never got to complete the Navy stereotype.

Posted by: Guy S. at 2:58 PM on 18 June 2004