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Evansville City Council votes on stricter tattoo ordinance

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The Evansville City Council on Monday night targets amateur tattoo artists.

It's now illegal for just anyone to give someone a tattoo or a body piercing in the city.

Some council members claimed amateur artists were performing work out of their homes without a license and without sterilizing their equipment.

The council says the goal is to cut down on these so-called "scratchers." The idea of requiring a license was first proposed by some local tattoo parlors.

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