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Tattooists Reject Registry Proposal

PERSONAL PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

May 9, 2013

Due to problems with gangs using tattoo parlours to launder money, Gold Coast MP for Mermaid Beach Ray Stevens recently proposed a tattoo registry in Parliament, reports ABC News Australia. However Josh Roelink, the spokesman for the Australian Tattooists Guild, feels that most clients would not want to be on such a registry, and it would be “a huge infringement on civil liberties and privacy.” Queensland Council for Civil Liberties President Michael Cope concurs, calling the proposal “overkill” and an “unnecessary invasion of privacy.”
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