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Tattoo regulation bill advances

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ST. PAUL - Tattoo artists and those who conduct body piercings would be regulated under a bill that Monday gained a Senate committee's support.

"Tattooing is one of the fastest growing businesses in the United States today," Sen. Yvonne Prettner Solon, DFL-Duluth, said before the Senate Health, Housing and Family Security Committee passed her regulatory bill on a voice vote.

Prettner Solon said that anyone receiving a tattoo or piercing should assume the work is safe.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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