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Texas city bans waitresses from wearing only body paint at restaurants

By Mason White 6:38 AM July 18, 2013
Waitresses at Redneck Heaven Restaurant 

By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) The days of enjoying waitresses covered only in body paint are over as a Texas city banned the practice.

The city of Lewisville decided to change its nudity laws after restaurant servers covered their bodies only by wearing pasties and body paint. Police said that the colorful art was not previously a violation of the law. However, the City Council decided that the servers were wearing too little.

Catherine Holliday hosted a friend from out of town when they stopped at the Redneck Heaven Restaurant to take a picture, because they thought the sign was funny.

“That’s when we realized that the servers were not dressed!” Catherine Holliday said.
“They were not dressed for all purposes. They had a small bikini bottom that did not cover their bottom, their backs were bare and their breasts were painted but bare,” she said.

Typically, servers at the Redneck Heaven Restaurant wear bikinis. However, during events called ABC, or anything but clothes, the servers remove their tops and wear only pasties and body paint to cover their upper torso.

Technically, the waiters were legally dressed under the law of Lewisville as people weren’t able to see through the paint. Artists, who painted their bodies, said that their work is legal under the laws of the city and in other parts of the metropolitan area.

“I consider it an art form. I think it’s a very beautiful art form,” Kristal White, a professional body painter, said.
However, the Lewisville City Council decided that body paint, stains and tattoos cannot be considered decent coverage for restaurant servers and voted in favor of changing the law.