Public hearing set for May 28th on proposal that could ban tattoos on scars in Kentucky


KENTUCKY (WEHT) – The Cabinet for Health and Family Services has released a statement regarding a new proposal in Kentucky that could put limitations on who can get a tattoo, and where.

The proposal suggests that “tattooing” of scarred skin is prohibited but does not specify why.

Eyewitness News received a statement from the cabinet that reads in part:

“Regulations in this area have not been updated for about 15 years. The Department for Public Health filed the proposed new regulations last month. DPH will review and analyze all comments and then determine what changes, if any, need to be made to the regulations.”

A public hearing is scheduled for May 28, 2019 at the Cabinet.

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(This story was originally published on May 10, 2019)

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