Ladies & Gentlemen: Introducing The Two Dumbest Women In Missouri

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    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Some women in Springfield are regretting their decision last week to get a tattoo from a door-to-door tattoo salesman. At least one person had to be hospitalized and the others face serious health risks.

    Friday night, a man knocked on doors holding a tattoo gun and offering his services. Tamra Eason described the tool as homemade, but still agreed to pay for a tattoo. So did two other women in her apartment complex.

    "It was wrapped with black tape, had a pin underneath it, had fishing wire going through it, you could tell it was a homemade gun," Eason said.


    The next day, Linda Falls passed out and had to be hospitalized.

    "I passed out in the store and they said I should have it checked out," Falls said.

    All the women have an infection in the tattoo area and have been told to get tested for HIV and hepatitis.

    The health department said it's always worth the extra money to get a tattoo from a licensed professional with the right equipment and sterilization procedures.

    "Getting a tattoo is like a wound. There's a risk of disease that may be long term or life threatening. It's a serious decision," said Jaci McReynalds, with the Greene County Health Department.

    It is illegal in Missouri to give a tattoo without a license, so if several people file complaints with the state, the county prosecutor will pursue the case.

    "Beware of deals in parachutes, brain surgery and tattoos," said Miller Cotton, a tattoo parlor owner.

    "We just wanted tattoos, and now we're paying for it," Eason said.

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    Are there no tattoo parlors in Springfield?!?
     
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    I would like to have seen his sales pitch.
     
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    Kind of like the guy who went door to door offering free breast exams; supposedly a true story. :dunno:
     
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    Is a true story.

    But it doesn't work all the time.
     
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    (Pssst....kidding....)
     
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    Sure, they're all located down the street from the one bible college and around the corner from the other, but nowhere near that other one. Just remember to turn left at the Assemblies of God headquarters.

    Seriously, Springfield is probably the only city in the entire nation with more halos than houses.
     
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    And that's saying something from someone that lives in Georgia! There's a porn shop in Augusta that got shut down because it was located too close to a nearby church. Since all the sin emanating from the building would eventually destroy the church, I guess. :dunno:
     
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    in a time where all sorts of diseases and such are known to be transmitted through needles, not to mention infections, they actually went for this??

    before I got mine, I made sure I went to a place that was clean and reputable, used disposable needles and ink pots, and had all the current licenses. it just happened to be local, meaning about a mile away in my hometown. They did a great job, so i will keep going there for the next ones. Tim is getting his when we get our tax return.

    i would never let someone tattoo me with non-standard, sanitary equipment.
     

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