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As used in this chapter:
(a) "Antibacterial" means a substance which inhibits and reduces the growth of bacteria.
(b) "Approval" means written approval from the Board of Health indicating that the tattoo and body piercing establishment has been inspected and meets all the terms of this chapter.
(c) "Board of Health" means the board of health of a city or general health district or the authority having the duties of a board of health under Ohio R.C. 3709.05.
(d) "Body piercing" means the piercing of any part of the body by someone other than a physician licensed under Ohio R.C. Ch. 4731, 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 external ear with an ear piercing gun.
(e) "Body piercing establishment" means any place, whether temporary or permanent, stationary or mobile, wherever situated, where body piercing is performed, including any area under the control of the operator.
(f) "Business" means any entity that provides tattoo, body piercing or tattoo and body piercing services for compensation.
(g) "Custodian" means a person who has legal custody of a child or a public children's services agency or private child placement agency that has permanent, temporary or legal custody of a child.
(h) "Disinfection" means a process that kills or destroys nearly all disease-producing microorganisms, with the exception of bacterial spores.
(i) "Ear piercing gun" means a mechanical device that pierces the ear by forcing a disposable, single-stud or solid needle through the ear.
(j) "Employee" means any person over the age of eighteen years, other than a tattooist, who renders any service in connection with the operation of a tattoo or body piercing establishment and receives compensation from the operator of the business.
(k) "Guardian" means any person, association or corporation appointed by the probate court to have the care and management of the person, the estate or both, of an incompetent or a minor as defined by the court.
(l) "Infectious waste" means waste as defined in Ohio R.C. 3734.01.
(m) "Licensee" means the person to whom a license has been issued and who owns or operates a tattoo or body piercing establishment.
(n) "Operator" means any person, firm, company, corporation or association that owns, controls, operates, conducts or manages a tattoo or body piercing establishment.
(o) "Patron" means a person requesting and receiving body piercing or tattooing services or ear piercing with an ear piercing gun.
(p) "Person," "enterprise," "establishment," "organization" and "owner" mean any individual, firm, company, association, society, group, corporation, partnership, joint venture, estate, trust or other commercial or legal entity.
(q) "Premises" means the physical location of a body piercing establishment or tattoo establishment.
(r) "Revised Code" means the Revised Code of the State of Ohio.
(s) "Sterilize" means a process by which all forms of microbial life, including bacteria, viruses, spores and fungi, are destroyed.
(t) "Tattoo establishment" means any place, whether temporary or permanent, stationary or mobile, wherever situated, where tattooing, as defined in this section, is performed in any area under the control of the operators.
(u) "Tattooing" means any method of permanently applying a design, picture, figures, symbols or any other marks upon the body of a human person by someone other than a physician licensed under Ohio R.C. Chapter 4731, by use of needles or any other instrument used within that trade or profession under such circumstances that it is reasonably expected that the person to whom the treatment is provided, or some third person on his or her behalf, will pay money or give any other consideration or gratuity therefor.
(Ord. 98-215. Passed 9-8-98.)