Getting eyeball tattoos to be illegal in Washington State
Last updated 4/19/2019 at Noon
The state Senate voted on Tuesday to make the procedure of scleral tattooing illegal in Washington state. The bill passed the House on March 8 in a 94-4 vote.
Scleral tattooing is the process of scarring or inserting pigment into the human eye, typically the white of the eye. Sclera is the white outer coating of the eye and extends from the cornea to the optic nerve at the back of the eye.
Sen. Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley, was the only member of the Senate to vote against the measure. Consenting adults should be able to do what they want, said Wagoner. He pointed to the fact that many...