City of Smithville, MO
Clay County
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[Ord. No. 1821-98 §1, 11-17-1998; Ord. No. 2253-04 §1, 3-16-2004]
It shall be unlawful for any person to perform body piercing or tattooing on any minor without obtaining written parental consent.
[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:
Any method of penetrating or puncturing the skin by use of needles, studs, posts or other instruments, thereby creating an opening into or through the skin in which studs, posts, ornaments, jewelry or similar items are or can be inserted.
Any body piercing that is performed only on the ear.
Any person under the age of eighteen (18).
A driver's license or other documentary or written evidence that the individual is eighteen (18) years of age or older.
Any method of puncturing the skin and inserting indelible colors in order to make permanent designs on the skin.
[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.
[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.
[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 by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.