City of Crystal Lake, IL
McHenry County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Crystal Lake as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
General penalty — See Ch. 1, Art. II.
Minors — See Ch. 343.
[Adopted 3-20-2001 by Ord. No. 5398A (Art. IV, Ch. I, Section BB, of the 1993 Code)]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION
The single term "certificate of inspection" shall mean written approval from the Chief of Police or his/her authorized representative that said tattooing establishment has been inspected and meets all of the terms of this article relating to physical facilities, equipment and layout for operation of such business.
OPERATOR
Any individual, firm, company, corporation or association that owns or operates an establishment where tattooing is performed and any individual who performs or practices the art of tattooing on the person of another.
TATTOO; TATTOOED; TATTOOING
Refer to any method of placing designs, letters, scrolls, figures, symbols or any other marks upon or under the skin with ink or any other substance resulting in the coloration of the skin by the aid of needles or any other instruments designed to touch or puncture the skin.
No person, firm or corporation shall engage in or carry on the business of tattoo in the City of Crystal Lake without first obtaining a tattoo business license issued by the City pursuant to the provisions of this article for each and every separate office or place of business conducted by such person.
Any person, firm or corporation desiring a tattoo business license shall file a written application with the Chief of Police or his/her authorized representative on a form to be furnished by the Chief of Police. The applicant shall accompany the application with a tender of the correct license fee as hereinafter provided and shall, in addition, furnish the following:
A. 
The type of ownership of the business, i.e., whether individual, partnership, corporation, or otherwise.
B. 
The name, style and designation under which the business or practice is to be conducted.
C. 
The business address and all telephone numbers where the business is to be conducted.
D. 
A complete list of the names and residence addresses of all tattooers and employees in the business and the name and residence address of the manager or other person principally in charge of the operation of the business.
E. 
The following personal information concerning the applicant, if an individual; and concerning each stockholder holding more than 10% of the stock of the corporation, each officer and each director, if the applicant is a corporation; and concerning the partners, including limited partners, if the applicant is a partnership and concerning the manager or other person principally in charge of the operation of the business:
(1) 
Name, complete residence address and residence telephone numbers.
(2) 
The two previous addresses immediately prior to the present address of the applicant.
(3) 
Written proof of age.
(4) 
Height, weight, color of hair and eyes and sex.
(5) 
Two front-face portrait photographs taken within 30 days of the date of the application and at least two inches by two inches in size.
(6) 
The tattoo or similar business history and experience, including but not limited to whether or not such person in previously operating in this or another city or state under license or permit has had such license or permit denied, revoked or suspended and the reason therefor, and the business activities or occupations subsequent to such action of denial, suspension or revocation.
(7) 
All criminal convictions other than misdemeanor traffic violations, fully disclosing the jurisdiction in which convicted, the offense for which convicted and the circumstances thereof.
(8) 
A complete set of fingerprints taken and to be retained on file by the Chief of Police or his/her authorized representative.
(9) 
Diploma, certificate, or other written proof of graduation from a recognized school by the person who shall be directly responsible for the operation and management of the tattoo business.
F. 
Such other information, identification, and physical examination of the person as shall be deemed necessary by the Chief of Police or his/her authorized representative to discover the truth of the matters hereinbefore required to be set forth in the application.
G. 
Authorization for the City, its agents and employees to seek information and conduct an investigation into the truth of the statements set forth in the application and the qualifications of the applicant for the license.
H. 
The names and addresses of three adult residents of McHenry County who will serve as character references. These references must be persons other than relatives and business associates.
I. 
Written declaration by the applicant under penalty of perjury, that the foregoing information contained in the application is true and correct, said declaration being duly dated and signed in the City of Crystal Lake.
J. 
A copy of the applicant's certificate of registration issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health, pursuant to the Tattoo and Body Piercing Establishment Registration Act, 410 ILCS 54/1 et al.
[Added 4-2-2019 by Ord. No. 7519A]
A. 
Upon receiving the application for a tattoo business or tattooer's license, the Chief of Police or his/her authorized representative shall conduct an investigation into applicant's moral character and personal and criminal history. The Chief of Police or his/her authorized representative may, in his/her discretion, require a personal interview of the applicant, and such further information, identification and physical examination of the person as shall bear on the investigation. If the business is a partnership, a background check is required for all partners, including limited partners. If the business is a corporation, a background check is required for the manager of the business, all officers of the corporation, each director and each stockholder holding more than 10% of the stock of the corporation. A background check is also required for each tattooer employed by the business.
[Amended 2-20-2007 by Ord. No. 6161]
B. 
In the case of applications for tattoo business licenses, the Chief of Police or his/her authorized representative shall cause to be conducted an investigation of the premises where the tattoo business is to be carried on for the purposes of assuring that such premises comply with all the sanitation requirements as set forth in this article and with all regulations of the City relating to the public health, safety and welfare.
C. 
Before any license shall issue under this article, the Chief of Police or his/her authorized representative shall first sign his/her approval of the application.
The license fee for a tattoo business shall be $100 per year or any part thereof. The license fee for tattooers shall be $100 per year or any part thereof. If the licensee also obtains a body piercing license,[1] the total fee for both licenses per year or any part thereof shall not exceed $100.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Art. II of this chapter for regulations regarding body piercing establishments and practitioners.
[Added 2-20-2007 by Ord. No. 6161]
A. 
An applicant for a tattoo establishment license must complete an application in full and submit all required documents in person to the Chief of Police or his/her designated representative. The application and all required documents shall be filed in duplicate and shall be accompanied by a cover letter, addressed to the Chief of Police, requesting a tattoo establishment license, an application fee of $100 and a fee in an amount set by the Illinois State Police Bureau of Identification for a criminal background check. Upon receipt of the completed application packet, the sole proprietor, copartner or corporation representative or the registered agent must contact the City of Crystal Lake Police Department in order to schedule a fingerprinting and photograph session as part of the required background check and schedule an inspection of the tattoo establishment by the Chief of Police or his/her authorized representative.
B. 
The application shall include the following information:
(1) 
The name, complete address and phone numbers of the business for which the license is sought.
(2) 
If the applicant is a partnership or corporation, the legal name of the partnership, date of incorporation or partnership formation, object for which the partnership or corporation was organized and the date the charter was issued.
(3) 
If the applicant is a sole proprietorship, the character of the business and the length of time applicant has been in this business.
(4) 
If the applicant is a partnership or corporation, the name, complete residence address, residence telephone number, social security number, driver's license number and date and place of birth of all partners, including limited partners, officers and directors.
(5) 
Complete name, residence address and date of birth of all employees.
(6) 
A personal information sheet provided by the Police Department.
[Added 2-20-2007 by Ord. No. 6161]
No person, firm or corporation shall engage in or carry on the practice of tattoo in the City of Crystal Lake without first obtaining a tattoo license issued by the City.
A. 
An applicant for a tattooer's license must complete an application in full and submit all required documents in person to the Chief of Police or his/her designated representative. The application and all required documents shall be filed in duplicate and shall be accompanied by a cover letter, addressed to the Chief of Police, requesting a tattooer's license, an application fee of $100 and a fee in an amount set by the Illinois State Police Bureau of Identification for a criminal background check. Upon receipt of the completed application packet, the applicant must contact the City of Crystal Lake Police Department in order to schedule a fingerprinting and photograph session as part of the required background check.
B. 
The application shall include the following information:
(1) 
The name, complete address and phone numbers, date and place of birth, social security number, driver's license number and the name of the business where tattooing will be practiced for the applicant for whom the license is sought.
(2) 
A personal information sheet provided by the Police Department.
Any tattoo business or tattooer's license issued under this article shall be subject to the suspension or revocation by the Chief of Police or his/her authorized representative for violation of any provision of this article, or for any grounds that would warrant the denial of issuance of such license upon an original application. The Chief of Police or his/her authorized representative upon such revocation or suspension shall state his/her reasons in writing, specifying the particular grounds for such revocation or suspension.
Every person, firm or corporation which operates a tattoo business or practices or provides a tattoo shall at all times keep records in which the name of each and every patron shall be entered, together with the time, date and place of service, and the service provided. Such records shall be available at all times for inspection by the Chief of Police or his/her authorized representatives.
No tattoo business and tattooer licenses are transferable, separate or divisible, and such authority as a license confers shall be conferred only on the licensee named therein.
A. 
All premises used by licensees hereunder shall be periodically inspected by the Director of Community Development or his/her authorized representatives for safety of the structure and adequacy of plumbing, ventilation, heating, illumination and fire protection.
[Amended 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. 7036]
B. 
Each person who operates a tattooing establishment shall comply with the following requirements:
(1) 
The room in which tattooing is done shall have an area of not less than 100 square feet. The walls, floors and ceiling shall have an impervious, smooth, and washable surface.
(2) 
A toilet shall be located in the establishment and shall be accessible at all times that the tattooing establishment is open for business. The lavatory shall be supplied with hot and cold running water, soap and sanitary towels.
(3) 
All tables and other equipment shall be constructed of easily cleanable material, shall be painted or finished in a light color, with a smooth washable finish, and shall be separated from waiting customers or observers by a panel at least six feet or 1.83 meters high or by a door.
(4) 
The entire premises and equipment shall be maintained in a clean, sanitary condition and in good repair.
(5) 
The operator shall wash his/her hands thoroughly with soap and water before starting to tattoo; the hands shall be dried with individual, single-use towels. The operator shall wear a clean new pair of latex gloves, designed for use in surgery, for each customer.
(6) 
No tattooing shall be done on any skin surface that has rash, pimples, boils, infections or manifests any evidence of unhealthy conditions.
(7) 
No skin area shall be penetrated, abraded or treated with chemicals for the purpose of removing, camouflaging or altering any blemish, birthmark, scar or tattoo.
(8) 
For shaving, safety razors with a new, single-service blade for each customer or patron or a straight edge razor may be used and shall be thoroughly cleaned and sterilized before use on each customer or patron.
(9) 
The area to be tattooed shall first be thoroughly washed for a period of two minutes with warm water to which has been added an antiseptic liquid soap. A sterile single-use sponge shall be used to scrub the area. After shaving and before tattooing is begun, a solution of 70% alcohol shall be applied to the area with a single-use sponge used and applied with a sterile instrument.
(10) 
Only petroleum jelly in collapsible metal or plastic tubes, or its equivalent as approved by the Chief of Police or his/her authorized representative, shall be used on the area to be tattooed, and it shall be applied with sterile gauze.
(11) 
The use of styptic pencils, alum blocks, or other solid styptics to check the flow of blood is prohibited.
(12) 
Inquiry shall be made and anyone giving a history of recent jaundice or hepatitis shall not be tattooed.
(13) 
Single-service or individual containers of dye or ink shall be used for each patron, and the container therefor shall be discarded immediately after completing work on a patron and any dye in which the needles were dipped shall not be used on another person. Excess dye or ink shall be removed from the skin with an individual sterile sponge or a disposable paper tissue which shall be used only on one person and then immediately discarded. After completing work on any person, the tattooed area shall be washed with sterile gauze saturated with an antiseptic soap solution approved by the Chief of Police or his/her authorized representative, or a 70% alcohol solution. The tattooed area shall be allowed to dry, and a single-use only antibiotic shall be applied using sterile gauze. A sterile gauze dressing shall then be fastened to the tattooed area with adhesive.
A. 
Storage. All clean, sterilized and ready-to-use needles and instruments shall be kept in a closed glass or metal case or storage cabinet while not in use. Such cabinet shall be maintained in a sanitary manner at all times.
B. 
Sterilizing of instruments. A steam sterilizer (autoclave) shall be provided for sterilizing all needles and similar instruments before use on any customer, person or patron. (Alternate sterilizing procedures may only be used when specifically approved by the Chief of Police or his/her authorized representative.) Sterilization of equipment will be accomplished by exposure to live steam for at least 30 minutes at a minimum pressure of 15 pounds per square inch, temperature of 240º F. or 116º C.
C. 
Use of instruments. The needles and instruments required to be sterilized shall be so used, handled and temporarily placed during tattooing so that they will not be contaminated.
No person, customer or patron having any skin infection or other disease of the skin or any communicable disease shall be tattooed. All infections resulting from the practice of tattooing which become known to the operator shall promptly be reported to the Chief of Police or his/her authorized representative by the person owning or operating the tattooing establishment, and the infected client shall be referred to a physician.
All pigments, dyes, colors, etc., used in tattooing shall be sterile and free from bacteria, virus particles and noxious agents and substances, and the pigments, dyes and colors used from stock solutions for each customer or patron shall be placed in a single-service receptacle, and such receptacle and remaining solution shall be discarded after use on each customer or patron.
All bandages and surgical dressings used in connection with the tattooing of a person shall be sterile.
No person, firm or corporation licensed under the provisions of this article shall permit any person under the age of 18 years to come or remain on the premises of any tattoo business establishment, as tattooer, employee, or patron, unless such person is on the premises on lawful business or with the written consent of a parent or legal guardian.
[Amended 4-2-2019 by Ord. No. 7519A]
In accordance with 720 ILCS 5/12C-35, no person under the age of 18 may be tattooed except by a person authorized to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine as hereinabove set forth.
No person, firm or corporation shall sell, give, dispense, provide or keep or cause to be sold, given, dispensed, provided or kept any alcoholic beverage on the premises of any tattoo business.
No pets or animals shall be allowed at any time within the premises.
All medical waste shall be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of the statutes of the State of Illinois and ordinances of the City of Crystal Lake.
The Chief of Police or his/her authorized representative shall have the authority to enter the premises to enforce the provisions of this article.
Any person, firm or corporation violating the provisions of this article may, in addition to any penalty imposed under Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty, of this Code, suffer the penalty or having his/her license revoked for any such violation. Revocation shall be in writing signed by the Mayor.
[Adopted 3-20-2001 by Ord. No. 5398-B (Art. IV, Ch. I, Section CC, of the 1993 Code)]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PIERCE
To make a hole in the body in order to insert or allow the insertion of any ring, hoop, stud or other object for the purpose of ornamentation of the body.
A. 
No person, firm or corporation shall pierce any part of the human body in connection with any business without complying with all of the terms of this article and obtaining a license as provided herein.
B. 
No person may pierce the body of a person under the age of 18 without written consent of a parent or legal guardian of that person.
This article may not be construed in any way to prohibit any injection, incision, acupuncture or similar medical or dental procedure performed by a licensed health care professional or other person authorized to perform that procedure. This article does not prohibit ear piercing. This article does not apply to a minor emancipated under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 or the Emancipation of Minors Act (750 ILCS 30/1 et seq.) or by marriage.
Each licensee shall provide training in safe, sanitary procedures to each person who pierces any part of the human body for the licensee. The equipment used shall be cleaned and sterilized in a manner approved by the Chief of Police or his/her authorized representative after each use to prevent the spread of infection.
Any person, firm or corporation desiring a body piercing business license shall file a written application with the Chief of Police or his/her authorized representative on a form to be furnished by the Chief of Police. The applicant shall accompany the application with a tender of the correct license fee as hereinafter provided and shall, in addition, furnish the following:
A. 
The type of ownership of the business, i.e., whether individual, partnership, corporation, or otherwise.
B. 
The name, style and designation under which the business or practice is to be conducted.
C. 
The business address and all telephone numbers where the business is to be conducted.
D. 
A complete list of the name and residence addresses of all body piercing practitioners and employees in the business and the name and residence addresses of the manager or other person principally in charge of the operation of the business.
E. 
The following personal information concerning the applicant, if an individual; and concerning each stockholder holding more than 10% of the stock of the corporation, each officer and each director, if the applicant is a corporation; and concerning the partners, including limited partners, if the applicant is a partnership and concerning the manager or other person principally in charge of the operation of the business:
(1) 
Name, complete residence address and residence telephone numbers.
(2) 
The two previous addresses immediately prior to the present address of the applicant.
(3) 
Written proof of age.
(4) 
Height, weight, color of hair and eyes and sex.
(5) 
Two front-face portrait photographs taken within 30 days of the date of the application and at least two inches by two inches in size.
(6) 
The body piercing or similar business history and experience, including but not limited to whether or not such person in previously operating in this or another city or state under license or permit has had such license or permit denied, revoked or suspended and the reason therefor, and the business activities or occupations subsequent to such action of denial, suspension or revocation.
(7) 
All criminal convictions, other than misdemeanor traffic violations, fully disclosing the jurisdiction in which convicted, the offense for which convicted and the circumstances thereof.
(8) 
A complete set of fingerprints taken and to be retained on file by the Chief of Police or his/her authorized representatives.
(9) 
Diploma, certificate, or other written proof of graduation from a recognized school by the person who shall be directly responsible for the operation and management of the body piercing business.
F. 
Such other information, identification, and physical examination of the person as shall be deemed necessary by the Chief of Police or his/her authorized representative to discover the truth of the matters hereinbefore required to be set forth in the application.
G. 
Authorization for the City, its agents and employees to seek information and conduct an investigation into the truth of the statements set forth in the application and the qualifications of the applicant for the license.
H. 
The names and addresses of three adult residents of McHenry County who will serve as character references. These references must be persons other than relatives and business associates.
I. 
Written declaration by the applicant, under penalty of perjury, that the foregoing information contained in the application is true and correct, said declaration being duly dated and signed in the City of Crystal Lake.
J. 
A copy of the applicant's certificate of registration issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health, pursuant to the Tattoo and Body Piercing Establishment Registration Act, 410 ILCS 54/1 et al.
[Added 4-2-2019 by Ord. No. 7519A]
[Added 2-20-2007 by Ord. No. 6161]
A. 
An applicant for a body piercing establishment license must complete an application in full and submit all required documents in person to the Chief of Police. The application and all required documents shall be filed in duplicate and shall be accompanied by a cover letter, addressed to the Chief of Police, requesting a body piercing establishment license, an application fee of $100 and a fee of $14 per individual, whether applying as a sole proprietorship, copartnership or corporation, to cover the cost of an Illinois State Police background check. Upon receipt of the completed application packet, the sole proprietor, copartner or corporation representative or the registered agent must contact the City of Crystal Lake Police Department in order to schedule a fingerprinting and photograph session as part of the required background check and schedule an inspection of the body piercing establishment by the Chief of Police or his/her authorized representative.
B. 
The application shall include the following information:
(1) 
The name, complete address and phone numbers of the business for which the license is sought;
(2) 
If the applicant is a partnership or corporation, the legal name of the partnership, date of incorporation or partnership formation, object for which the partnership or corporation was organized and the date the charter was issued;
(3) 
If the applicant is a sole proprietorship, the character of the business and the length of time applicant has been in this business;
(4) 
If the applicant is a partnership or corporation, the name, complete residence address, residence telephone number, social security number, driver’s license number and date and place of birth of all partners, officers and directors;
(5) 
Complete name, residence address and date of birth of all employees;
(6) 
A personal information sheet provided by the Police Department.
[Added 2-20-2007 by Ord. No. 6161]
No person, firm or corporation shall engage in or carry on the practice of body piercing in the City of Crystal Lake without first obtaining a body piercing practitioner license issued by the City.
A. 
An applicant for a body piercing practitioner's license must complete an application in full and submit all required documents in person to the Chief of Police or his/her designated representative. The application and all required documents shall be filed in duplicate and shall be accompanied by a cover letter, addressed to the Chief of Police, requesting a body piercing practitioner's license, an application fee of $100 and a fee in an amount set by the Illinois State Police Bureau of Identification for a criminal background check. Upon receipt of the completed application packet, the applicant must contact the City of Crystal Lake Police Department in order to schedule a fingerprinting and photograph session as part of the required background check.
B. 
The application shall include the following information:
(1) 
The name, complete address and phone numbers, date and place of birth, social security number, driver's license number and the name of the business where body piercing will be practiced for the applicant for whom the license is sought.
(2) 
A personal information sheet provided by the Police Department.
A. 
Upon receiving the application for a body piercing business or body piercer's license, the Chief of Police or his/her authorized representative shall conduct an investigation into the applicant's moral character and personal and criminal history. The Chief of Police or his/her authorized representative may, in his/her discretion, require a personal interview of the applicant, and such further information, identification and physical examination of the person as shall bear on the investigation. If the business is a partnership, a background check is required for all partners, including limited partners. If the business is a corporation, a background check is required for the manager of the business, all officers of the corporation, each director and each stockholder holding more than 10% of the stock of the corporation. A background check is also required for each piercer employed by the business.
[Amended 2-20-2007 by Ord. No. 6161; 4-2-2019 by Ord. No. 7519A]
B. 
In the case of applications for body piercing business licenses, the Chief of Police or his/her authorized representative shall cause to be conducted an investigation of the premises where the body piercing business is to be carried on for the purposes of assuring that such premises comply with all the sanitation requirements as set forth in this article and with all regulations of the City relating to the public health, safety and welfare.
C. 
Before any license shall issue under this article, the Chief of Police or his/her authorized representative shall first sign his/her approval of the application.
The license fee for a body piercing business shall be $100 per year or any part thereof. The license fee for body piercers shall be $100 per year or any part thereof. If the licensee also obtains a tattoo license,[1] the total fee for both licenses per year or any part thereof shall not exceed $100.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Art. I of this chapter for regulations regarding tattoo establishments and practitioners.
A. 
An applicant for a body piercing establishment license must complete an application in full and submit all required documents in person to the Chief of Police or his/her designated representative. The application and all required documents shall be filed in duplicate and shall be accompanied by a cover letter, addressed to the Chief of Police, requesting a body piercing establishment license, an application fee of $100 and a fee in an amount set by the Illinois State Police Bureau of Identification for a criminal background check. Upon receipt of the completed application packet, the sole proprietor, copartner or corporation representative or the registered agent must contact the City of Crystal Lake Police Department in order to schedule a fingerprinting and photograph session as part of the required background check and schedule an inspection of the body piercing establishment by the Chief of Police or his/her authorized representative.
B. 
The application shall include the following information:
(1) 
The name, complete address and phone numbers of the business for which the license is sought.
(2) 
If the applicant is a partnership or corporation, the legal name of the partnership, date of incorporation or partnership formation, object for which the partnership or corporation was organized and the date the charter was issued.
(3) 
If the applicant is a sole proprietorship, the character of the business and the length of time applicant has been in this business.
(4) 
If the applicant is a partnership or corporation, the name, complete residence address, residence telephone number, social security number, driver's license number and date and place of birth of all partners, including limited partners, officers and directors.
(5) 
Complete name, residence address and date of birth of all employees.
(6) 
A personal information sheet provided by the Police Department.
Any body piercing business or body piercer's license issued under this article shall be subject to the suspension or revocation by the Chief of Police or his/her authorized representative for violation of any provision of this article, or for any grounds that would warrant the denial of issuance of such license upon an original application. The Chief of Police or his/her authorized representative upon such revocation or suspension, shall state his/her reasons in writing, specifying the particular grounds for such revocation or suspension.
Every person, firm or corporation which operates a body piercing business or practices or provides body piercing shall at all times keep an appointment book in which the name of each and every patron shall be entered, together with the time, date and place of service, and the service provided. Such appointment book shall be available at all times for inspection by the Chief of Police or his/her authorized representatives.
No body piercing business and body piercer licenses are transferable, separate or divisible, and such authority as a license confers shall be conferred only on the licensee named therein.
A. 
All premises used by licensees hereunder shall be periodically inspected by the Director of Community Development or his/her authorized representatives for safety of the structure and adequacy of plumbing, ventilation, heating, illumination and fire protection.
[Amended 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. 7036]
B. 
Each person who operates a body piercing establishment shall comply with the following requirements:
(1) 
The room in which body piercing is done shall have an area of not less than 100 square feet. The walls, floors and ceiling shall have an impervious, smooth, and washable surface.
(2) 
All tables and other equipment shall be constructed of easily cleanable material, shall be painted or finished in a light color, with a smooth washable finish, and shall be separated from waiting customers or observers by a panel at least six feet or 1.83 meters high or by a door.
(3) 
The entire premises and equipment shall be maintained in a clean, sanitary condition and in good repair.
(4) 
The operator shall wash his/her hands thoroughly with soap and water before starting to body pierce; the hands shall be dried with individual, single-use towels. The operator shall wear a clean new pair of latex gloves, designed for use in surgery, for each customer.
(5) 
No body piercing shall be done on any skin surface that has rash, pimples, boils, infections or manifests any evidence of unhealthy conditions.
(6) 
The area to be body pierced shall first be thoroughly washed for a period of two minutes with warm water to which has been added an antiseptic liquid soap. A sterile single-use sponge shall be used to scrub the area.
(7) 
The use of styptic pencils, alum blocks, or other solid styptics to check the flow of blood is prohibited.
(8) 
Inquiry shall be made, and anyone giving a history of recent jaundice or hepatitis shall not be body pierced.
A. 
Storage. All clean, sterilized and ready-to-use needles and instruments shall be kept in a closed glass or metal case or storage cabinet while not in use. Such cabinet shall be maintained in a sanitary manner at all times.
B. 
Sterilizing of instruments. A steam sterilizer (autoclave) shall be provided for sterilizing all needles and similar instruments before use on any customer, person or patron. (Alternate sterilizing procedures may only be used when specifically approved by the Chief of Police or his/her authorized representative.) Sterilization of equipment will be accomplished by exposure to live steam for at least 30 minutes at a minimum pressure of 15 pounds per square inch, temperature of 240º F. or 116º C.
C. 
Use of instruments. The needles and instruments required to be sterilized shall be so used, handled and temporarily placed during body piercing so that they will not be contaminated.
No person, customer or patron having any skin infection or other disease of the skin or any communicable disease shall be body pierced. All infections resulting from the practice of body piercing which become known to the operator shall promptly be reported to the Chief of Police or his/her authorized representative by the person owning or operating the body piercing establishment, and the infected client shall be referred to a physician.
All bandages and surgical dressings used in connection with the body piercing of a person shall be sterile.
No person, firm or corporation licensed under the provisions of this article shall permit any person under the age of 18 years to come or remain on the premises of any body piercing business establishment, as body piercer, employee, or patron, unless such person is on the premises on lawful business or with the written consent of a parent or legal guardian or with a parent or legal guardian.
No person, firm or corporation shall sell, give, dispense, provide or keep or cause to be sold, given, dispensed, provided or kept any alcoholic beverage on the premises of any body piercing business.
The Chief of Police or his/her authorized representative shall have the authority to enter the premises to enforce the provisions of this article.
Any person, firm or corporation violating the provisions of this article may, in addition to any penalty imposed under Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty, of this Code, suffer the penalty or having his/her license revoked for any such violation. Revocation shall be in writing signed by the Mayor.