LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- Tattoo shops could be putting their ink on leases in Long Beach as the city is poised for a change to its zoning policy.
The new rules were prompted by a 2011 lawsuit, claiming restricting tattoo parlors violated the First Amendment.
In March 2017, a federal appeals court agreed.
There are only nine tattoo parlors in Long Beach, a city of half-a-million people and 50 square miles.
On May 1, the Long Beach City Council will vote on whether or not to comply with the court's ruling.
Long Beach to consider allowing more tattoo parlors after 2011 lawsuit ruling