City of Camden, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Camden 12-9-1971 as Art. 5 of Ch. 13 of the Revised Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]

Circuses — See Ch. 180.

Health — See Ch. 285.

Zoning — See Ch. 577.

§ 504-1
Compliance required. 

§ 504-2
Procedures to be done in sanitary manner. 

§ 504-3
Maintenance of establishment. 

§ 504-4
Records available for inspection. 

§ 504-5
Advertising approval or endorsement by City or compliance. 

§ 504-6
Dyes to be approved and boiled. 

§ 504-7
Instruments to be boiled. 

§ 504-8
Children not to be tattooed. 

§ 504-9
Records to be kept. 

§ 504-10
Violations and penalties. 

No person shall engage in the business of tattooing in the City nor shall operate any establishment in the City where tattooing is performed nor shall tattoo any other person in the City without complying with the requirements of this chapter.

All tattooing applications and other related procedures shall be carried out in a clean, safe and sanitary manner so as to minimize the danger of infection to the person being tattooed.

The tattooing establishment shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary manner in compliance with all applicable ordinances and regulations of the City and the statutes and regulations of this state.

The records referred to in § 504-9 of this chapter, tattooing procedures and all physical portions of the tattoo establishments shall, in accordance with law, be open for inspection at all times by the Health Officer of the City and the authorized agents of the division of health headed by said Health Officer.

No person or operator shall state or imply in any advertisement that the tattooing establishment is endorsed, regulated or approved by the City or by any department or official thereof or is conducted in compliance with the terms of this chapter.

No dye solution shall be used for tattooing applications nor shall be applied to any person in order to tattoo such person unless such solution shall be approved by the Federal Food and Drug Administration for use for tattooing purposes and unless such solution shall, before application to any person, be sterilized by boiling for a period of not less than 10 minutes.

All instruments or other implements used in connection with tattooing shall first be sterilized by boiling for a period of not less than 10 minutes.

No person shall tattoo any child under the age of 16 years, either with or without the consent of the child or his parents or guardians.

All persons engaged in the business of tattooing shall be required to keep, for a period of one year from the date of tattooing, records of all persons tattooed. These records shall contain:


The date of tattooing.


The name, address, age and sex of the person tattooed.


The site of the tattoo.


Identification of the source, type and manufacturer of the dye solutions used.

[Amended 4-9-1987 by Ord. No. MC-2289; 10-12-2006 by Ord. No. MC-4234]

Unless otherwise provided in the chapter, penalties against persons violating the provisions of this chapter shall be imposed in accordance with the provisions of § 1-16A.