(a)   Purpose. The purpose of this Division T is to regulate the business of in order to protect the health and welfare of the general public. The principal objectives of this Division T are:
      (1)   To prevent disease transmission;
      (2)   To correct and prevent conditions that may adversely affect utilizing ;
      (3)   To provide standards for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of ; and
      (4)   To meet consumer expectations of the safety of .
   (b)   Scope. This Division T shall apply to all performing procedures and all where and are conducted.
   (c)   Exemptions. Board-certified medical or dental personnel that tattoo, pierce or remove tattoos as part of a medical or dental procedure is exempt from this Division T. Also, piercing only the outer perimeter or lobe of the ear using pre-sterilized stud and clasp ear-piercing system are exempt from this Division T’s license requirements.
   (d)   Prohibitions. No shall:
      (1)   Conduct , , , , or of another ;
      (2)   Tattoo a minor;
      (3)   Pierce or tattoo the genitalia or nipples of a minor;
      (4)    pierce a minor;
      (5)   Practice or piercing while under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances as defined in M.S. § 152.01, subd. 4, as it may be amended from time to time, or hazardous substances as defined in the rules adopted under M.S. Chapter 182, as it may be amended from time to time; or
      (6)   Operate a or perform procedures as described in this Division T without a license.
(1975 Code, § 14.376)  (Ord. 80-16, passed 4-21-1980; Ord. 92-36, passed 7-27-1992; recodified by Ord. 95-13, passed 8-7-1995; amended by Ord. 2009-19, passed 7-6-2009; Ord. 2010-31, passed 12-6-2010; Ord. 2018-4, passed 2-12-2018)