Key West Lifts Ban On Tattoo Parlors

Tattoo artist Todd Kirkland looks at the new artwork on the body of Tara Ivanova at Key West Ink August 23, 2007 in Key West, Florida. After a 40-year ban on permanent body tattoos Key West has allowed two tattoo parlors to open as part of a legal settlement over city's rules. The ban was put in place on the island in 1966 when a Navy commander wanted to prevent sailors from getting them. Key West Ink sued the city, claiming the prohibition on their opening shops there violated their constitutional rights.