Chapter 11 HEALTH AND SANITATION*
Section 11-364 General regulations.
Operators shall comply with the following regulations:
(1) No person less than eighteen (18)
years of age shall be tattooed without parental consent.
The operator shall obtain proof of age before the tattoo procedure is done.
(2) No patron shall be tattooed unless
the patron has signed a cautionary notice advising the
patron that the tattoo should be considered permanent, that it can be removed only with a surgical
procedure, and that any effective removal may leave permanent scarring and disfigurement. The
cautionary notice shall be retained on file at the tattoo establishment.
(3) The skin surface to be tattooed must
be free of rash, pimples, infection or recent scar
tissue. The patron must be in apparent good health, and the skin to be tattooed must be generally
free of all appearances of pathological conditions. The skin must not appear jaundiced
(4) Tattoos shall not be administered
to any person under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The operator is responsible for making reasonable observation and inquiry to assure himself that
the patron is sober and not under the influence of drugs.
(5) An operator shall provide written
instructions, approved by the director, regarding the
proper care of the tattooed skin as a precaution against infections to each patron following a
(6) An operator shall not perform or
attempt to perform any procedure intended to remove a
tattoo. Any attempt by an operator to perform a tattoo removal procedure shall be grounds for
revocation of the tattoo establishment permit.
(7) Operators shall have received the
Hepatitis B vaccine. The health department may make
this available to operators at cost. The director may waive this requirement for good cause.
(Ord. No. 15145, § 1, 2-3-97)