Auditor General Jack Wagner Urges General Assembly, Health Dept. to Begin Licensing of Pa. Tattoo Parlors

Says one of fastest growing segments of state economy poses serious health risks

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Auditor General Jack Wagner today called on the General Assembly and the state the Department of Health to step up the state's role in regulating the tattoo parlor industry in Pennsylvania because of potential health risks to the general public, including Hepatitis C.

Wagner said that requiring Pennsylvania's more than 750 known tattoo parlors and artists to obtain a state license would protect public health while helping state officials monitor one of the fastest-growing segments of the local economy.

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