City of Fredericktown, MO
Madison County
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[R.O. 2013 § 660.010; Ord. No. 97-03 § 1, 1-27-1997]
No person shall operate a tattoo shop within the corporate limits of the City of Fredericktown without first obtaining a license to do so from the Office of the City Collector. Further, no person shall operate a tattoo shop within the corporate limits of the City of Fredericktown without first paying all taxes, if any, due the City of Fredericktown and complying with the Fredericktown City Code and all rules and regulations of the City of Fredericktown.
[R.O. 2013 § 660.020; Ord. No. 97-03 § 2, 1-27-1997; Ord. No. 02-43 § 1, 8-26-2002]
A. 
As used in this Section, the following terms shall mean:
BODY PIECING
The perforation of human tissue other than an ear for a non-medical purpose.
BRANDING
A permanent mark made on human tissue by burning with a hot iron or other instrument.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
Any substance defined in Section 195.010, RSMo.
MINOR
A person under the age of eighteen (18).
TATTOO
One (1) 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.
B. 
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 Subsection 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 or legal guardian is guilty of violation of this Section.
C. 
A person shall not tattoo, brand or perform body piercing on another person if the other person is under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance.
D. 
No person under the age of eighteen (18) shall tattoo, brand or perform body piercing on another person.
[R.O. 2013 § 660.030; Ord. No. 97-03 § 3, 1-27-1997]
A. 
Floors. The floor of any room in a tattoo shop where tattoo procedures occur shall be of good construction, easily cleanable and non-absorbent. All floors shall be kept clean at all times.
B. 
Walls And Ceilings. All walls and ceilings, including doors, windows, skylights and similar closures, shall be kept clean and in good repair.
C. 
Lighting. All areas in which tattooing is done shall be provided with a minimum of twenty (20) footcandles of light power. A minimum of ten (10) footcandles of light power shall be provided in all other areas.
D. 
Health Facilities. Each room where tattooing is done shall be equipped with a hand-washing lavatory equipped with hot and cold running water under pressure. Soap and sanitary towels shall be provided at each lavatory. Notwithstanding other provisions of this Subsection to the contrary, facilities required by this Subsection may be provided in another room, other than a restroom, provided that antiseptic waterless hand foam is provided in each tattoo room.
E. 
Tattoo Rooms. Areas or rooms where tattooing is done shall be separated from the rest of the building by walls and/or partitions. The building and premises shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition at all times and kept free from all health hazards.
[R.O. 2013 § 660.040; Ord. No. 97-03 § 4, 1-27-1997]
A. 
Generally. All instruments, such as needles and other items of any material, which come into contact with human skin, shall be sterilized before use. A separate sterilized needle or instrument shall be used for each patron. No sterile instruments shall be kept for more than ninety (90) days without re-sterilization. The date of sterilization shall be written on the package containing sterile instruments in permanent ink or print.
B. 
Method Of Sterilization. All instruments which come in contact with the human skin shall be sterilized by the following method: Sterilization shall be caused by steam under pressure at a temperature not less than two hundred seventy-three degrees Fahrenheit (273° F.) and fifteen (15) to thirty (30) pounds of pressure per square inch for fifty-five (55) minutes from cold start or thirty-five (35) minutes from hot start or any method approved by State and City health authorities.
C. 
Needles. All needles shall be single-service. All sharps shall be disposed of in a capped, punctureproof "sharps" container filled with a solution of five and one-quarter percent (5.25%) bleach, according to health regulations.
[R.O. 2013 § 660.050; Ord. No. 97-03 § 5, 1-27-1997]
A. 
General Requirements. All ink used in tattooing shall be sterile and of a type recommended for tattooing.
B. 
Containers. Ink shall be poured into single-service disposable sterile caps, ink cups, or trays and not reused from one (1) client to another. No large containers of ink or color materials shall be used. Caps, cups, and trays shall be discarded after use to preclude or mitigate against the possibility of contamination of sterile items.
[R.O. 2013 § 660.060; Ord. No. 97-03 § 6, 1-27-1997]
A. 
Preparation. The area to be tattooed shall be clean shaven. The area shall then be washed with an antibacterial cleanser, such as surgical soap or an equivalent substance. The area shall then be treated with a disinfectant solution, such as seventy percent (70%) isopropyl alcohol.
B. 
After Tattooing. After the tattooing process is completed, the area shall be covered with a sterile bandage or gauze.
[R.O. 2013 § 660.070; Ord. No. 97-03 § 7, 1-27-1997]
A. 
Disease. No person, while affected with any disease in a communicable form or while a carrier of any communicable disease, or while affected with boils, infected wounds, sores or respiratory infections, shall engage in tattooing.
B. 
Cleanliness. All persons engaged in tattooing shall maintain a high degree of personal cleanliness while on duty. Each person shall wash their hands before starting tattooing and after each tattooing process in completed.
[R.O. 2013 § 660.080; Ord. No. 97-03 § 8, 1-27-1997]
The City shall cause the County Health Officer to inspect all tattooing shops at least two (2) times annually to determine compliance with this Chapter and to issue a certificate of compliance.
[R.O. 2013 § 660.090; Ord. No. 97-03 § 9, 1-27-1997]
If, at any time, the County Health Officer advises the operator of a tattooing shop that said operator is in violation of the health and sanitary provisions provided for herein, the City Board of Health shall immediately suspend said operator's license until such time as the operator is offered an opportunity to respond to the City's finding. Such opportunity to respond must be granted within five (5) days of the date of suspension. Said opportunity to respond shall be before the Board of Aldermen. Said operator may be represented at said opportunity to respond by a representative, in person, or both.
[R.O. 2013 § 660.100; Ord. No. 97-03 § 10, 1-27-1997]
Each operator of a tattoo shop must advise the patron before administering a tattoo that the tattoo should be considered permanent; that it can only be removed with a surgical procedure; and that any effective removal may leave permanent scarring and disfigurement. A written cautionary notice to that effect shall be furnished and signed by the patron and retained on file at the establishment by the operator for a period of three (3) years.
[R.O. 2013 § 660.110; Ord. No. 97-03 § 11, 1-27-1997]
The Office of the City Collector is hereby directed to provide all forms and licenses identified in this Chapter. The Office of the City Administrator is hereby directed to provide all regulations and requirements necessary to implement the provisions of this Chapter.
[R.O. 2013 § 660.120; Ord. No. 97-03 § 12, 1-27-1997]
Every person engaged in the business of conducting, managing or operating an establishment for the practice of tattooing shall pay a licensing fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) per year or for any portion of the year payable annually in advance to the City Collector.
[R.O. 2013 § 660.130; Ord. No. 97-03 § 13, 1-27-1997]
All tattooing licenses granted under the provisions of this Chapter shall commence on the date of issuance or June 1 in each year and shall expire on May 31 of the year following the date of issuance.
[R.O. 2013 § 660.140; Ord. No. 97-03 § 14, 1-27-1997; Ord. No. 02-28 § 1, 6-10-2002]
No license for operating the business of tattooing shall be issued when the issuance thereof would increase the number of such licenses outstanding and in force at that time to more than two (2) licenses per three thousand (3,000) inhabitants residing within the City, or major fraction thereof, based upon the last decennial census of the United States.
[R.O. 2013 § 660.150; Ord. No. 97-03 § 15, 1-27-1997]
Any person violating the provisions of this Chapter shall, upon conviction, be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation and shall be fined not less than five dollars ($5.00) and not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00).