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After more than 30 years of tattooing, I have had the pleasure and privilidge of meeting some of the most interesting and gifted people on the planet.

I have also had the opportunity to observe first hand the ins and outs of the tattoo industry and there are some issues that require our attention as an organized association rather than individuals with the same goals and aspirations for our industry.

I would like to get as much input from tattoo artists worldwide on all issues concerning professional tattooing in the 21st century. The goal of this information gathering is to compile a compendium of tattooing to be used in the formation of an International Trade Union. This INTERNATIONAL UNION OF TATTOOISTS is based upon the fact that every government on the planet seeks to regulate and tax our industry and has been trying to do so for as long as I can remember. At the same time we have not been accorded the dignity or respect we deserve as artisans and tradesmen or engineers.

The goal is .... when the time comes that the governments will pass legislation on tattooing , we will be a sanctioned association, which is self governed under the labour laws proposed in each country of the world and have the status of a Trade Union, where we will have insurance breaks, health plans,wage guarantees, profit sharing and many other benefits we do not have today.

I welcome all input, both positive and negative including the realm of ethical concerns,business regulation, health issues,licencing,copyright,patent,design, or just a plain old complaint about the way things are and what you'd personally like to be changed in the tattooing world.

After all, If you don't get a chance to vote this is all for nothing............

PLEASE MAIL ALL REPLIES TO:  tattoojake@hotmail.com



There are a vast array of differences on these issue no matter where I have travelled whilst tattooing.

Ethical concerns and health issues are at the top of the list, followed by taxation and government regulation of the industry on all levels from municipal to international.

The greatest difficulty is getting everyone to agree on a single set of standards and practises for all of us to observe under a charter which all of us will take a hand in the creation thereof.

  WARNING ! GOVERNMENT THINKS WE ARE "COSMETOLOGISTS!"

Media Release From the BCCPA

For Immediate Release

May 15, 2006

Business Practices & Consumer Protection Authority

BPCPA Seeks Input on Cosmetologist Regulation

VICTORIA – The government of British Columbia has tasked the Business Practices and

Consumer Protection Authority (BPCPA) with the conduct of consultations with cosmetology

industry stakeholders in order to develop a regulatory scheme for cosmetologists. Included in the

scope are hairstylists, aestheticians and nail technicians. Additional trades, such as barbers,

make-up artists, tattoo artists, tanning and spa attendants and others may be included in the

definition of cosmetologist.

The BPCPA has been asked to design a regulatory system that serves the public interest and is

consistent with BPCPA’s legislated responsibility to protect consumers and promote fairness and

understanding in the marketplace.

The BPCPA has retained Western Management Consultants to conduct industry-wide forums

where stakeholders can express their views. The consultants will report to the BPCPA at the end

of June on the feedback received from stakeholders.

Interested parties may attend one of the following forums:

The government of British Columbia has tasked the Business Practices and

Consumer Protection Authority (BPCPA) with the conduct of consultations with cosmetology

industry stakeholders in order to develop a regulatory scheme for cosmetologists. Included in the

scope are hairstylists, aestheticians and nail technicians. Additional trades, such as barbers,

make-up artists, tattoo artists, tanning and spa attendants and others may be included in the

definition of cosmetologist.

The BPCPA has been asked to design a regulatory system that serves the public interest and is

consistent with BPCPA’s legislated responsibility to protect consumers and promote fairness and

understanding in the marketplace.

The BPCPA has retained Western Management Consultants to conduct industry-wide forums

where stakeholders can express their views. The consultants will report to the BPCPA at the end

of June on the feedback received from stakeholders.

Interested parties may attend one of the following forums:

Kelowna, BC UBC, Okanagan Campus, Student Services Centre, Room 026

June 12, 2006, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

UBC, Okanagan Campus, Student Services Centre, Room 026

June 12, 2006, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Victoria, BC – Camosun College, Interurban Campus, Campus Centre, Room 124 A and B

June 13, 2006, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

– Camosun College, Interurban Campus, Campus Centre, Room 124 A and B

June 13, 2006, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Burnaby, BC – BCIT, Burnaby Campus, Building SE6, School of Business

June 19, 2006, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

– BCIT, Burnaby Campus, Building SE6, School of Business

June 19, 2006, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The BPCPA has also issued a consultation paper and questionnaire on cosmetologist regulation.

The responses to the questionnaire will be used by the BPCPA to decide upon important aspects

of the regulatory scheme. To obtain a copy of the Consultation Paper and Questionnaire onCosmetologist Regulation, or for further information, visit the BPCPA website at www.bpcpa.ca or

call the BPCPA toll-free number (1 888 564-9963).

POST YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS IN THE GUESTBOOK!!!!! THANKS, JAKE.


INTERNATIONAL UNION OF TATTOO ARTISTS

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