SEVERE WX: Winter Weather Advisory View Alerts
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now
CLOSINGS: View Closings

Indiana lawmakers advance bill to ban eyeball tattooing

An Indiana House panel has advanced a proposal that would effectively ban the practice of eyeball tattooing.

Posted: Feb. 26, 2018 1:56 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana House panel has advanced a proposal that would effectively ban the practice of eyeball tattooing.

The bill by Republican Sen. John Ruckelshaus of Indianapolis was approved Monday by the House Public Health committee on a 10-0 vote.

It would prohibit tattooists from coloring the whites of an individual's eyes, although an exception would be made for those done by licensed health care professionals.

The measure was proposed following a flurry of news reports last fall about a Canadian model who had major complications from getting her eyes tattooed purple.

Ruckelshaus says he's not aware of any problems in Indiana. Oklahoma is the only other state that has a similar law.

The bill, approved by the Senate last month, would impose a fine of up to $10,000 per violation.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Overcast
30° wxIcon
Hi: 42° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 19°
Kokomo
Overcast
28° wxIcon
Hi: 42° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 17°
Rensselaer
Overcast
30° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 18°
Fowler
Overcast
30° wxIcon
Hi: 39° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 18°
Williamsport
Overcast
32° wxIcon
Hi: 41° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 23°
Crawfordsville
Overcast
30° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 20°
Frankfort
Overcast
33° wxIcon
Hi: 42° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 23°
Delphi
Overcast
29° wxIcon
Hi: 41° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 20°
Monticello
Overcast
29° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 20°
Logansport
Overcast
28° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 17°
Impactful winter weather returns.
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Community Events