Jared Preslar, is the most dangerous tattooer in Utah. But Not towards the general public. Anyone He tattoos can feel very protected as long as he follows the guidelines laid out by the local Health Authority.
Everyone in Davis County can rest assured, Jared’s Lucky Bamboo Tattoo Studio is as safe to be tattooed in as any other Studio in Davis County. And the Davis County Health Department Body Modification Regulations are very sufficient and do not need tweaking.
The only thing they could add to the regs. That would not make tattooing a crime to be professionally tattooing with out a license, would be to require Tattooers use disposable Plastic Tubes rather than the stainless they are currently using.
((((FYI: Stainless steel tubes are the only piece of equipment that touches your skin and then cleaned and sterilized between use. Everything else used to tattoo is already designated as single use, and is supposed to be thrown away after first use. Go ahead and change the law, I need to sell more of our K-Model plastic tubes to professionals.))))
But, the Health Authority probably doesn’t have the authority to regulate FREE SPEECH” in ones home or on the street. It has already been decided By the US Supreme Court that Tattooing is a form of speech protected by the constitution, and can not be stopped, only regulated in Professional studios.
And beside that. If Jared gets his way and makes it a crime to tattoo without a license, Where will the Gypsies he is bringing to town work, when his Con-man-vention is closed? They won’t be able to work in his Studio, only at his house or motel room. How Professional is that?
During the past thirty years I have seen many Professionals, and Professional Associations like the APT, ask for more stringent regulations on themselves and the rest of the Profession. Every time I have seen one tattooer ask that more stringent regulations be placed on themselves, it is to put (political) pressure on their local Colleagues, and/or cause a near by Colleagues some minor/major grief, or just to prevent someone else to progress.
Or maybe the instigator wants near by colleagues gone altogether. There are many reasons for a disgruntled professional to ask for a rewrite of the regulations, that are not in the best interest of the profession, or a necessity for the environmental health or public safety.
Only the instigator really knows why they want to publicly tell the Health Department they, the Inspectors, are not doing their job. But that is what the Health Department is being told when Jared, a disgruntled professional, points out something the Inspectors, some how, never seen before.
I am an Expert Tattooer and I know my business. Professional Tattooing is not dangerous when reasonable hygiene is adhered too. Modern Health Regulations have been very effective for many years and is not necessary, or may even be possible, being they are already so effective when adhered too.
The current Regulations are sufficient, and nothing has been added to the procedure of Professional Tattooing (except Plastic tubes) that would require the specific inclusion into the regulations. The existing regulations have already reduced the risk of personal injury to both Tattooer and Recipient to a very low/acceptable level. There is no evidence the current regulations are ineffective or there is even a reasonable need for a new set of regulations.
Once good regulation are in place, and when nothing has significantly changed, there is no need to rewrite regulation just to rewrite them.
As a mater of fact, any new regulation;
Would not increase the level a sterility of already sterile equipment.
Would not make the Client any more aware of proper hygiene and after-care than the current Care instruction requirement already in existence.
Would not require to record anymore information than already is currently required.
Would not insure that the Tattooer knows how to tattoo.
Would not stop Gypsies from working under the table, anywhere but in legitimate Studios.
Professional Tattooing is not dangerous. There is very little danger being professionally Tattooed in any legitimate Studio in Utah.
Do you see how unnecessary Jared’s proposed changes to the current regulations are?
Jared’s most sever Danger is to the -Tattoo Profession – and the other professional Tattooers in Utah. He is spreading vicious and false rumors about out of control Infections in Davis County when they do not exist.
This type of warfare by one tattooer towards their local competition has been going on every since Health Departments began regulating tattoo establishments.
Hopefully Davis Co. Health Authorities can see through the false threat and decline doing anything until an Impact Study can be done. But, I ask, is it even worth the investment at this time? That is the common sense question.
I have been to Lucky Bamboo Studio several times, I have also talk with Jared, shook his hand and discussed the tattoo profession. I have met Christina and Dan and believe they are also good people but very naïve about the real tattoo profession. They are all nice people when they talk to your face, but not so nice when they can talk over the internet and e-mail. They are learning to be very gypsy like.
His Studio is very nice and clean, definitely a great place to buy Ed Hardy Apparel and get a nice massage. In all reality, you can get a pretty nice tattoo by Jared, Dan or Christina there, and we would be proud to featuring them from time to time on http://smarttattoo.com. But they are too good to associate with us, even though we have invited them to many times.. Their egos are just to big.
I believe you would have as much of a chance to get an infection at lucky Bamboo as any other Tattoo Studio in Davis County that I have been too.
I am not a health inspector, but As far as I can tell, All Tattoo Studios in Davis County, (I have been in all Davis co. studios at least once.), are all up to regulations.
Health wise, I would feel very safe being tattooed at every studio in Davis county that has a Health permit, not necessarily by every tattooer, but I believe every legitimate studio is safe.
The two things that makes Jared Preslar more dangerous to the Tattoo Profession, then Cj Starkey, Owner Flaco productions, is that Cj Starkey, so far, hasn’t used the local Health Department as a weapon against the other Professional Tattooers in the area, like Jared is trying to do now.
The REAL DANGER to the local community, that one day we will have to join together to fight, the Gypsies Jared is planning on bringing into Utah. He is the organizer of another Con-man-vention of traveling of Gypsies to be held in Park City in August 2012.
This event has the potential to take another $300,000-500,000 dollars out of the local Tattoo market, with no chance that money will ever get back to the local tattooers pocket. These types of Con-ventions rip-off of the local Professionals and damage the word of mouth advertising that normally follows the money spent.
When the money is spent on out of town gypsies, the advertisement falls dead in the local area, and this causes a professional recession. We have been experiencing this problem for a long time. It is only getting worse, and will continue to get worse as long as people like Jared Preslar and CJ Starkey are successful over running the profession. These people are greedy and take advantage of the real professionals.
On Second thought;
Stopping the Gypsies from going from Tattoo Hostel to Hostel is the only good thing that could Possibly come from rewriting the regulations. So, in reality, stopping the Gypsies would make it all worth it.
Go Davis County Health Department Rewrite the Regulations and include the provision to stop the Gypsies from harming the local Enthusiasts and Clientele and support Utah the Professionals.
BOYCOTT ALL UTAH TATTOO CON-VENTIONS IN 2012
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