http://www.bmezine.com/news/pubring/20041109.html They want to band facial tattooing in the state of PA. [ QUOTE ] Finally, there’s one restriction that goes way too far. (d) Facial tattoos.--It is unlawful for any person other than a corrective cosmetic artist registered under this act, or a physician or surgeon licensed in this Commonwealth, to perform facial tattoo services on any other person. [/ QUOTE ] even though at the beginning of the document, [ QUOTE ] (f) Limitation.--Nothing in this act shall be construed to permit the department to regulate artistic aspects of tattooing, body piercing or corrective cosmetics which are unrelated to health, sanitation, sterilization or safety standards. [/ QUOTE ] And they differentiate between ear piercing at the mall and piercing in a tattoo shop. Even though anyone that gets pierced in the mall is an idiot in my mind. Piercing guns are rarely pulled apart and cleaned after each use, piercing needles in a good shop are autolcaved same as surgical instruments. They also want everyone to register as a Tattoo artist, and if you have any felony convictions they can take away your registration and make it illegal to practice. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif Also they differentiate between cosmetic tattooists and the artistic tattooist. If you don't know cosmetic tattooists are people that tattoo permanent facial makeup on people. Whats funny is most cosmetic artists have little to know training beyond a video when they buy their equipment. Where as most tattoo artists went through years of internship learning technique, sterilization, and tons of other skills needed. I have no plans to tattoo my face but I'm disgusted at the idea my state wants to ban it.