Long Beach to consider allowing more tattoo parlors after 2011 lawsuit ruling

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Monday, March 26, 2018

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.