521.06  PROHIBITING TATTOOING AND/OR BODY PIERCING SERVICES PERFORMED BY TEMPORARY MOBILE UNITS AND TIME LIMITED BASIS FACILITIES.
   (a)   Definitions:
      (1)   Board of Health.  The Board of Health of a City or general health district or the authority having the duties of a Board of Health under Section 3709.05 of the Revised Code.
      (2)   Body Piercing.  The piercing of any part of the body by someone other than a physician licensed under Chapter 4731 of the Revised Code, who utilizes a needle or other instrument for the purpose of inserting an object into the body for non-medical purposes; body piercing includes ear piercing except when the ear piercing procedure is performed on the ear with an ear piercing gun.
      (3)   Business.  Any entity that provides services for compensation.
      (4)   Premises.  The physical location of a body piercing establishment or tattoo establishment.
      (5)   Tattoo.  Any method utilizing needles or other instruments by someone other than a physician licensed under Chapter 4731 of the Revised Code, to permanently place designs, letters, scrolls, figures, symbols or any other marks upon or under the skin of a person with ink or any other substance resulting in an alteration of the appearance of the skin.
   (b)   No person shall operate a business that offers tattooing or body piercing services unless the Board of Health has approved the business under Section 3730.03 of the Revised Code and that premises maintains a fixed location on a permanent basis.
   (c)   No person shall perform a tattooing or body piercing procedure in a manner that does not meet the safety and sanitation standards established by the Ohio Revised Code and rules adopted pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code.
   (d)   No part of this section shall apply to tattoos and/or other forms of identification made to animals for the purpose of identification, ownership or lineage.
   (e)   No part of this section shall apply to properly licensed physicians or properly licensed medical professionals who routinely pierce bodies via inoculation, lancing or routine surgery which may result in scarring.
   (f)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
(Ord. 12-2008.  Passed 2-19-08.)