These States’ Beauty Laws Are Stranger Than Fiction

South Carolina

Before 2004, it was illegal to get a tattoo unless it was performed in a physician’s office, according to the S.C. State Law Library.


Due to the case Gilman v. Andrus in 1856, Vermont legislature created a common law stating that women must provide dentists with written permission from their husbands in order to wear dentures. According to the Vermont Law Library, the case has never been overturned, but, much to our relief, dentists do not enforce the law today.


In the majority of states, nail technician have to have a seek out further training and licensing in order to wax legs, arms, and bikini lines. But in Oklahoma, licensed nail technicians have the green light to wax anywhere below the elbows or knees.


Unlike in South Carolina, in Connecticut, it’s still illegal to get a tattoo unless it’s under the supervision of a physician, registered nurse, or physician’s assistant.


Back in the 1700s, a man could annul his marriage if his wife wore lipstick during their relationship. Even stranger, according to the book True Crime: Pennsylvania: The State’s Most Notorious Criminal Cases, an active state law states that it’s unlawful to sing in the bathtub. Someone, at some time, must have been very loud and very off-pitch.