NORWALK - Local tattoo artists say they're in favor of a bill currently in front of the state Legislature that would require them to be licensed in order to remain in business.

Currently, the state does not require tattoo artists to be licensed, meaning they're responsible for themselves when it comes to keeping conditions safe and sanitary. State lawmakers want to make this required by law, and artists say it's a good idea.

The law would also require tattoo artists to take courses in how to prevent infections and disease.

Tattoo artists say they would like to be consulted as the requirements are drawn out.