Next time you get a tattoo in Lufkin or hit the tanning beds, you may find new rules and tighter health codes.

Yesterday at the Angelina County Commissioner’s Court meeting a representative from the health department said several health code violations have been discovered recently.

What’s the solution?

Some think if state guidelines are adopted it would reduce the health risks.

No final decisions have been made yet. The Commissioner’s Court tabled the issue for now and will take it up again in June.

I don’t have any tatts, but I have been to the tattoo parlors for ear piercings and a naval ring. It is nice when they’re clean and sterile! I’ve never noticed any issues, have you? I can’t speak for the tanning beds….I’m as pasty white as they come and a tanning bed would just turn me pink.

We’ll keep you updated on the changes.