(A)   Every tattoo parlor shall be equipped with proper sterilization equipment to prevent the spread of infectious and other diseases. The sterilization equipment must be maintained in a proper sanitary manner and be at all times in proper working order. No tattooing shall be performed unless the tattooing equipment and materials have been sterilized before attempting to tattoo each patron or customer to prevent the spread of infectious and other diseases.
   (B)   Every tattoo parlor shall, at reasonable business hours, be kept open for random and periodic inspections by the city’s Chief of Police or his or her designee as are deemed necessary for the enforcement of this chapter and the applicable statutes and ordinances of the city to ensure that the public peace, property, health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of the city are protected.
   (C)   The premises used for a tattoo parlor shall be well lighted and ventilated. They shall be kept clean and the furniture and equipment shall be maintained in a safe and sanitary condition.
   (D)   All needles, dyes, inks and other materials and equipment used in tattooing shall at all times be kept in a clean, sterile and non-toxic condition and the environment of the premises shall be such as to prevent the transmission of etiologic agents.
   (E)   (1)   Towels, linens and items for the personal use of tattoo operators and employees and patrons shall be clean and freshly laundered. Towels, cloths and sheets shall not be used for more than one person.
      (2)   Heavy, white paper may be substituted for sheets; provided that, such paper is changed for every patron.
   (F)   (1)   The skin or hands of persons attending patrons shall be clean and in a healthy condition and the nails shall be kept short.
      (2)   The hands shall be washed thoroughly before giving the patron or customer any attention.
(Prior Code, § 40-104) (Ord. 993, passed 6-5-1995; Ord. 1477, passed 6-17-2019) Penalty, see § 133.999