Worried about gang activity and public health, the Watsonville City Council on Tuesday put off lifting a decades-old ban on body art shops.
Councilman Antonio Rivas said tattoos would “bring a certain element into town,” namely gangs and white supremacists.
“It’s important to me not to see that kind of thing come to our city,” he said.
He argued for more stringent restrictions on the location of shops.
Make the shops photograph and register every tatt.