(a)   An applicant for a license to operate a tattooing establishment shall first obtain a certificate of inspection from the Health Official, indicating the establishment has been inspected and is in compliance with the provisions of the Ohio Administrative Code Rules 3701-9-01 through 3701-9-09 prior to the issuance or renewal of a license.
   (b)   The Health Official shall conduct annual and other periodic inspections, as may be necessary, of any tattooing establishment for the purpose of determining whether or not such establishment and the persons performing the art of tattooing therein are in compliance with all applicable health provisions of the State of Ohio and the Health District.  No person or operator of a tattooing establishment shall willfully prevent or restrain the Health Official from entering any licensed or unlicensed establishment where tattooing is being performed for the purpose of inspecting such premises, after identification is presented to the operator.
(Res.  181.  Passed 6-24-98.)