Oklahoma Will Continue to Prohibit Tattooing
Tattooing has been illegal in Oklahoma since 1965 and it appears that Oklahoma will likely continue to be the only state to prohibit tattooing, at least for another year. The chairman of an Oklahoma state House committee says members have more pressing issues to consider than thetattoo bill.
However, tattoo parlors are openly advertising, and drumming up plenty of business. The Tulsa County District Attorney issued a misdemeanor arrest warrant for a Broken Arrow tattoo artist. He faces a possible $500 fine and 90 days in jail if convicted.
Opponents of the body art bill say tattooing can spread disease. Health officials say "regulation" would actually curb the spread of blood borne illnesses like Hepatitis.