Borough of Seaside Heights, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Seaside Heights 2-19-1997 by Ord. No. 97-1. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 208-1 Licensing by and compliance with Ocean County Board of Health.

No person, firm, corporation or other entity shall tattoo a human being or conduct the business of tattooing in the Borough of Seaside Heights unless said person, firm, corporation or other entity shall have obtained a license to do so from the Ocean County Board of Health and is in and remains in compliance with all regulations promulgated by the Ocean County Board of Health.

§ 208-2 Violations and penalties.

A. 
Any person violating or failing to comply with any other provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of no less than $100 and no more than $1,000, by imprisonment not to exceed 90 days or by community service of not more than 90 days or any combination of fine, imprisonment and community service, as determined in the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.
B. 
The violation of any provision of this chapter shall be subject to abatement summarily by a restraining order or injunction issued by a court of competent jurisdiction.

§ 208-3 Authorization required for minors.

[Added 7-23-1999 by Ord. No. 99-25]
It shall be a violation for anyone to tattoo any body part of an individual under 18 years of age without authorization signed by his or her parent or legal guardian and witnessed by the operator. The tattooing establishment shall provide such authorization form and shall attach thereto a copy of the authorizing parent's or legal guardian's driver's license or county identification card. The operator shall be responsible for maintaining the original consent form, copies of all consent information and the minor's original application, filled out in compliance with § 208-4, for a period of two years beyond the minor's 18th birthday.

§ 208-4 Application required; maintenance of records.

[Added 7-23-1999 by Ord. No. 99-25]
Each person wishing to be tattooed must fill out an application provided by the establishment which shall include the name, date of birth, address, telephone number, health history, including known allergies and currently prescribed medications, and signature of the patron, as well as the date, location(s) of the piercing(s) and name of the operator. A copy of a driver's license or county identification card verifying the age of the applicant shall be attached to the application. Applicants under the age of 21 must provide photo identification. Such records shall be maintained by the tattooing establishment and shall be available for examination by the local health authority or its authorized representative. Such records shall be maintained by the tattooing establishment for a period of not less than three years.