City of Smithville, MO
Clay County
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[R.O. 1991 § 208.010; Ord. No. 1821-98 § 1, 11-17-1998; Ord. No. 2253-04 § 1, 3-16-2004]
No person shall knowingly tattoo, brand or perform body piercing on a minor unless such person obtains the prior written informed consent of the minor's parent or legal guardian. The minor's parent or legal guardian shall execute the written informed consent required pursuant to this Section in the presence of the person performing the tattooing, branding or body piercing on the minor, or in the presence of an employee or agent of such person. Any person who fraudulently misrepresents himself or herself as a parent is guilty of an ordinance violation.
[R.O. 1991 § 208.020; Ord. No. 1821-98 § 2, 11-17-1998; Ord. No. 2253-04 § 1, 3-16-2004]
For purposes of this Chapter, the following definitions shall be used:
BODY PIERCING
The perforation of human tissue other than an ear for a non-medical purpose.
EAR PIERCING
Any body piercing that is performed only on the ear.
MINOR
Any person under the age of eighteen (18).
PROOF OF AGE
A driver's license or other documentary or written evidence that the individual is eighteen (18) years of age or older.
TATTOO
One or more of the following:
1. 
An indelible mark made on the body of another person by the insertion of a pigment under the skin; or
2. 
An indelible design made on the body of another person by production of scars other than by branding.
[R.O. 1991 § 208.030; Ord. No. 1821-98 § 3, 11-17-1998; Ord. No. 2253-04 § 1, 3-16-2004]
A person performing body piercing or tattooing shall require proof of age from any prospective customer unless such person has reasonable or certain knowledge that the prospective customer is eighteen (18) years of age or older.
[R.O. 1991 § 208.040; Ord. No. 1821-98 § 4, 11-17-1998; Ord. No. 2253-04 § 1, 3-16-2004]
Every act or omission of whatsoever nature constituting a violation of any of the provisions of this Chapter by any officer, director, manager or other agent or employee of the owner of any establishment where body piercing and tattooing is performed shall be deemed and held to be the act of such owner of the establishment; such owner shall be punishable in the same manner as if such act or omission has been done or omitted by the owner personally.
[R.O. 1991 § 208.050; Ord. No. 1821-98 § 5, 11-17-1998; Ord. No. 1907-99 § 13, 12-21-1999; Ord. No. 2253-04 § 1, 3-16-2004]
Any person violating any provision of this Chapter shall upon conviction be punished as set out in Section 100.220.