No, you don’t have to be 15 to get a tattoo, a lot of people want to do them. I would say, ‘yeah you could get it. I would say ‘yes I can,'” he said.
In a world where people are now getting tattoos at 21 or 23, it’s a good time to be a tattoo enthusiast. Tattoo artist and filmmaker Justin R. Williams hopes that these days we can make tattoos more accessible, instead of forcing it onto everyone.
“When that came out there was a time when it was very, very rare to see or even see someone’s face on a tattoo,” Williams said. “And so that’s really what I wanted to do is make it accessible and a little more palatable that that is what people think they’re getting.”
Williams said this week’s event can help people know that tattoos aren’t just for some people and he’s not judging anyone for getting a tattoo. He wants to be the only person you’ll hear about at the event.
“You’re not alone, we’re not judging this event. We’re just encouraging everyone who wants to get a tattoo,” Williams said. “When you look at what it’s like to be a guy and see this is a guy that feels comfortable getting a tattoo, that’s the kind of message that we want to send to that guy as well, and so that’s my whole purpose of having this.”
Tattoos can range from a simple background drawing to more graphic design on the body. For more information on the upcoming event, go to http://www.thesattoosfest2017.com/
The U.S. Department of Education has released revised guidance that expands the options under Title IX and allows transgender students to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with.
It doesn’t address sexual assault or anything else, but it did include this part:
“In addition to Title IX provisions regarding Title IX violations, and consistent with Section 8 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX also provides that schools must have a policy or practice that requires a student to use a single bathroom, locker room, or changing facility, regardless of whether a student’s anatomy or physiology directly corresponds to that facility, absent a compelling governmental interest.”
That section goes on for a good reason: Title IX is designed to protect against gender discrimination in educational settings. What this language means to transgender students is that it will allow schools to ignore their own policies in the case