As I write this, I am enjoying a nice ice cold cola. You might call it a victory cola. Let me tell you why.

This afternoon I got into a very heated argument with a member of the ODOH concerning my licensure. During this exchange I told him that " his program was unconstitutional because of its requirement for the teaching of"religious history" of tattooing".

I have personally fought this requirement from the first day it was read to me during my initial shop inspection. I informed the inspector that from that point  I would not allow him or any other state official make any requirement for me "an atheist"to be exposed to any form of religion. I also told him he could stick Jesus Christ up his ass. The look on his face was priceless. 

During our crossfire on the phone.....His response was that" they no longer have that requirement".

AND Rightfully SO.

I dont understand for the life of me how studying bronze age tattooing methods and some bat shit crazy beliefs that these flesh engraved symbols had back then can even translate to 21st century style of aseptic tattooing. 

The bigger relief is knowing that not another secular citizen will ever have to bear witness to religious teaching in his or her training mandated by the state of oklahoma to get their tattoo/body piercer license.NEVER AGAIN!

One voice has the power to make long lasting change. Let your voice be heard.

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Comment by Earther on January 25, 2013 at 7:29pm

Now can we ban corporal punishment in public schools across America?

Comment by Billie Culver on January 25, 2013 at 6:42pm

Oklahoma. Is that a great state, or what?! I fail to see any relevance of ancient tats (which are biblically forbidden) to the incredible art form it has become today. Thank you for bringing us one baby-step closer to reason and sanity.

Comment by booklover on January 24, 2013 at 3:53pm

Good for you Joe!  lol, I love where you told him to stick jebus christ!

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