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Arkansas body modders win the day
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Posted: March 21, 2013 at 6:32 pm
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A few days ago we covered the situation going down in Arkansas. Two state politicians, Missy Irving and Deborah Ferguson, were pushing for a state wide ban on certain types of body modifications, namely scarification and dermal implants. It was a piece of legislation built on nothing more than ignorance driven fear, but it was still speeding headlong into law. Que the Arkansas Body Modification Association, and their chosen spokeswoman Misty Forsberg, a licensed body piercer out of Fort Smith. Misty was able to testify convincingly to the other politicians the errors and dangers of such a bill. "Everyone has a different idea of beauty," Ferguson told the committee, "but we should try to ensure it's done safely and within reasonable limits." Later, Forsberg and her associates where able to reach a compromise that can only be considered a big win for the artists in Arkansas, and sets precedence for other states looking to enact similar legislation, meaning a win for the industry as a whole. The bill would still give the State Board of Health the ability to regulate scarification and it also would ban subdermal implants, which a representative from the Health Department said poses infection risks and "blurs the line" between body art and plastic surgery.

I would like to take a moment and thank those who were involved in this fight, Ms Forsberg and cohorts, those who have fought in the past, and those who will surely be called to fight for us in the future, to ensure that we all have safe access to that which drives us most. Body Modification.

Source: ArkansasOnline
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Posted: March 21, 2013 at 6:50 pm
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Go Misty go!
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Posted: March 21, 2013 at 6:53 pm
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A good resolution of something absolutely well worth fighting for. Thanks Misty and Co.
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Posted: March 21, 2013 at 9:02 pm
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Good work!
but total ban of subdermal implants in arkansas?
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It's nice when someone takes the initiative to make a difference, nice job Misty :]
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GOOD NEWZ ...