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05/21/04

South Carolina Tattoo Ban to Be Lifted

It looks like tattoo parlors are about to be legal in the state of South Carolina. Earlier today, the General Assembly approved a bill to end the state's ban on tattooing. Now all the proposal needs is Gov. Mark Sanford's signature for it to become law.

The proposal says anyone over the age of 21 can get a tattoo, but teens under 18 will need their parents' permission. The bill also allows cities and counties to regulate where tattoo parlors are located.

Sanford is expected to sign the bill.

Reported by: Melanie Ruberti, mruberti@wtoc.com

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