Village of Tarrytown, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tarrytown 10-3-2011 by L.L. No. 9-2011.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
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Editor's Note: This local law also repealed former Ch. 268, Tattoo Parlors, adopted 8-16-1993 by L.L. No. 5-1993.
Tattoo Parlors shall be permitted only in the Restricted Retail zoning district.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BODY PIERCING
Puncturing or penetrating the skin of a client with presterilized single-use needles and the insertion of presterilized jewelry of other adornment into the opening. Such term shall not include tongue splitting.
COSMETIC TATTOOING
A method of tattooing which involves placing ink or other pigment into or under the skin, including but not limited to the eyelids, eyebrow area and lips, by the aid of needles or any other instrument used to puncture the skin, resulting in permanent coloration.
TATTOOING
Any method which involves placing ink or other pigment into or under the skin by the aid of needles or any other instrument used to puncture the skin, resulting in permanent coloration of the skin.
TATTOO PARLOR
An establishment where body piercing, cosmetic tattooing and tattooing are performed. Tongue-splitting is expressly prohibited.
TONGUE-SPLITTING
The cutting of a person's tongue into two or more parts.
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A tattoo parlor shall be no closer than 500 feet to a lot containing another existing tattoo parlor.
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A tattoo parlor shall be no closer than 500 feet to a lot containing any school. A school, for the purposes of this chapter, shall be defined as it is in the New York State Public Health Law, § 2164.
[Amended 12-10-2011 by L.L. No. 14-2011; 1-3-2012 by L.L. No. 1-2012]
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Any distancing restrictions provided in this chapter shall be measured along public streets by the shortest route of pedestrian traffic between the respective main public entrances or measured horizontally between the respective main public entrances, whichever is greater.
A tattoo parlor shall have no visual or graphic displays or graphic advertising of services performed. A tattoo parlor may have the business name on a sign, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 251, Signs.
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The tattoo parlors shall obtain and maintain at all times any licenses and approvals required now or in the future by Westchester County or the State of New York governing such activities.
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In the absence of any regulation by Westchester County or the State of New York, the owner and/or operator of a tattoo parlor shall certify to the Village, on an annual basis, compliance with the Rockland County Sanitary Code, Article XVI, Body Art, as amended from time to time. Such certification shall be provided to the Village Administrator.
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Should the Village Administrator believe that it is necessary to hire an individual or firm to determine compliance with the Rockland County Sanitary Code, the Village Administrator shall provide notice to the owner and/or operator of a tattoo parlor and the costs associated with this compliance determination shall be borne by the owner and/or operator.
The hours of operation of a tattoo parlor shall be limited to 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday.
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Tattoo parlors shall not be permitted in the Main Street Historic District.
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The operation of a tattoo parlor located on the ground and/or first floor of a building shall be screened in a manner that the tattooing and/or piercing is not visible from the window.
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Tongue-splitting is not permitted.