Tattooing is Expressive Activity protected by First Amendment, Holds Ninth Circuit

In the recent decision of Anderson v. City of Hermosa Beach, No. 08-56914, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that 'tattooing is purely expressive activity fully protected by the First Amendment, and that a total ban on such activity is not a reasonable 'time, place, or manner' restriction.'
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