September 03, 2002
Not Exactly A Double Standard, But . . .

VodkaPundit wonders how a six-year-old could get an American flag tattoo. I think it depends on the state. A few years ago in Alabama, a 17-year-old woman went to the mall either to get her ears pierced or to get a tattoo, I forget which. (It hardly matters, since the laws are very likely the same.) They told her she needed her mother's written permission, since she was under 18. On the other hand, she had her 1-year-old daughter with her, and they told her they could tattoo the baby (or pierce her ears) right on the spot, since the mother was there to give her permission.

Posted by Dr. Weevil at September 03, 2002 09:43 PM