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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
BODY ART. Shall mean any act of body piercing, tattooing, branding or scarification.
BODY PIERCING. Shall mean the creation of an opening in the body of a human being for the purpose of inserting jewelry or other decoration. This includes, but it not limited to piercing of an ear, lip, tongue, nose, or eyebrow. BODY PIERCING does not, for the purpose of this chapter, include piercing an ear with a disposable, single-use stud or solid needle that is applied using a mechanical device to force the needle or stud through the ear.
BRANDING. Shall mean the use of super-heated metal object, chemical, or electricity to burn an image into the human body.
DRUG PARAPHERNALIA. Means all equipment, products and materials of any kind which are designed for use or marketed for use, in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, or harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing, containing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled substance as further defined in Health and Safety Code section 11014.5.
PERMANENT COSMETIC FACILITY. Shall mean any premise or establishment and facilities incidental thereto which involves the application of pigments to or under human skin for the purpose of permanently changing the color or other appearance of the skin. This includes but is not limited to permanent eyeliner, eye shadow, or lip color.
SCARIFICATION. Shall mean the use of methods or techniques to produce scars on the human body for decorative purposes, including but not limited to cutting and skin peeling.
TATTOO and TATTOOING. Shall mean the process of marking or coloring skin using the method of placing designs, letters, scrolls, figures, symbols, or other marks upon or under the skin with ink or any other substance resulting in the coloration of the skin by the aid of needles or any other instrument designed to penetrate the skin.
TATTOO ESTABLISHMENT or BODY ART ESTABLISHMENT. Shall mean any premises or establishment and facilities incidental thereto which engages in the business of marking or coloring skin, which is the method of placing designs, letters, scrolls, figures, symbols, or other marks upon or under the skin with ink or any other substance resulting in the coloration of the skin by the aid of needles or any other instrument designed to penetrate the skin. TATTOO ESTABLISHMENT or BODY ART ESTABLISHMENT shall include any premises or establishment and facilities incidental thereto that engages in any form of permanent alteration to one's skin or body parts including, but not limited to, body piercing, scarification, and branding. TATTOO ESTABLISHMENT or BODY ART ESTABLISHMENT shall not include a permanent cosmetic facility.
(Ord. 2015-001, passed 2-24-15)