The public will have one more opportunity to voice their opinion about tattoo studios in Peekskill on Monday, July 16 at a 10 a.m. public hearing at the
The City Council will hear comment on repealing the tattoo ban and on allowing tattoo studios under special permits in the downtown, shopping center, commercial and industrial districts, during the hearing.
At several past public hearings on the tattoo ban over the last year, community members in favor and against lifting the ban and discussed where they think tattoo parlors should be allowed.
The city began considering lifting the ban, which was put into effect in 1990, about two years ago when local tattoo artist Patrick Conlon asked about opening a tattoo studio in the downtown district.
Since then the council has held many lengthy discussions and several public hearings on lifting the ban and on where tattoo studios should be allowed if the ban is lifted.
You can read their final proposed changes to Repealing Chpater 516, Tattooing, in its entirety and making several amendments in the PDF attached to this document.
The public hearing will be held during the Common Council meeting on July 16 at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center.
Are you in favor of repealing the ban and allowing a tattoo studio to open downtown and elsewhere? Tell us in the comments.