L.A. Parker: A ban on pet tattoos? What about the terrible ones on humans?

L.A. Parker: A ban on pet tattoos? What about the terrible ones on humans?

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L.A. Parker: A ban on pet tattoos? What about the terrible ones on humans?

New Jersey lawmakers recently introduced a bill that guards pets against tattooing or piercing.

Three Hudson County democrats pushed for legislation that considers such acts “needless mutilation.”

“We’ve got to do everything we can to protect these animals,” Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia said. “I’m proactively making sure this doesn’t happen to animals.”

Obviously, Garcia makes no visits to New Jersey beaches where displays of tattoos on mammals, meaning humans not Flipper or Namu, can ruin days spent on Garden State shores.

My eyes! My eyes! Such alarm connects also to ridiculous bathing suits worn by both male and female sun worshipers.

Beach patrollers checking for badges should extend their duties to rendering judgements about swimming attire.

Tattoos, at least bad ones, have become a personal pet peeve. You know a person has a bad tattoo when someone inquires “What’s that?”

I find myself saying that far too frequently. A guy at Asbury Park beach had this back tattoo that resembled a portion of the New Jersey Turnpike, maybe Exit 16.

He surprised the heck out of me with the revelation that it happened to be a replica of the Garden State Parkway, near Exit 151. Close enough, I guess.Anyway, appreciation exists for these Democrats who moved ahead of the ink to safe guard pets. Of course, pet owners will swear that Fifi the poodle had demanded a tat of her German Shepherd boyfriend.An estimated 45 million U.S. residents have at least one tattoo which contributes to a $1.65 billion business.Body art makes mad dollars as social opinions change from non-acceptance to levels of comfortability.Still, think about a recent wedding that you attended. Right? Women showed shoulders and backs inundated with tattoos. A level of understanding should exist that people with tats on their back expect admiration from people behind them.I know a woman who had the initials of her then boyfriend in scripted on a very unusual body part. Never mind. The point is that Tattoo Rule Numero Uno is to never have […]