Borough of Emerson, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Borough of Emerson 10-8-2015 by Ord. No. 1-15. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Chapter VIII of the New Jersey Sanitary Code, "Body Art Procedures," N.J.A.C. 8:27-1 et seq., is hereby supplemented by the following.
Operating hours shall be between 12:00 noon and 8:00 p.m., seven days a week.
A. 
Fees shall be as follows:
(1) 
Plan review fee: $300.
(2) 
Tattoo/artist operator's license fee: $400 per year.
(3) 
Body piercing operator's license fee: $400 per year.
(4) 
Artist registration fee: $50.
B. 
Only two full-time tattoo and/or body piercing establishment locations will be issued licenses in the Borough of Emerson by the Board of Health.
The signage must be approved by the Municipal Land Use Board and the Board of Health.
The Operator of a tattoo and/or body piercing establishment must have professional liability insurance at a minimum of $1,000,000 at all times.
All consent forms utilized by the tattoo and/or body piercing establishment must be first approved by the Emerson Board of Health.
Tattoo and/or body piercing establishment records are to be kept on the premises for at least five years and made available upon request to the health official.
A. 
No minors under the age of 18, even with a parent's consent, are allowed into a tattoo and/or body piercing establishment.
B. 
Appointments only.
C. 
No smoking is allowed in a tattoo and/or body piercing establishment.
D. 
No permanent cosmetic procedures allowed.
E. 
No eating will be allowed except in a separate, enclosed and isolated area where cross-contamination from tattoo and/or body piercing procedures is not possible.
F. 
No operator can open for business without having first obtained the following: current bloodborne pathogens training, a regulated medical waste generator's permit, and a letter of approval from their landlord for this use.