[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Irvington 2-3-1997 by L.L. No. 1-1997. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It has been the experience of other municipalities that tattooing has led to increased cases of serum hepatitis. It has also been their experience that regulatory measures have proved ineffective in eliminating this health risk because of the inability to supervise tattooing establishments at all times. The Village of Irvington also lacks the resources and personnel to supervise tattooing establishments on an ongoing basis. Accordingly, the Board of Trustees finds that in this Village, as in other communities, a ban on tattooing, except for medical purposes, is the only feasible means of protecting the public against disease from this source.
It shall be unlawful for any person to tattoo a human being within the Village of Irvington, except that tattooing may be performed for medical purposes by a person licensed to practice medicine.
Any tattooing establishment operating in the Village of Irvington as of the effective date of this chapter can be continued in accordance with all applicable laws and rules. At the time any such establishment(s) ceases to operate or if there is a change of ownership of such establishment(s), this chapter shall be applicable to said establishment(s).
An offense against the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.