[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Mount Pleasant 7-14-1998. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It has been the experience of other municipalities, including the City of New York, 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 Town of Mount Pleasant also lacks the resources and personnel to supervise tattooing establishments on an ongoing basis. Accordingly, the Town Board 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 Town of Mount Pleasant, except that tattooing may be performed for medical purposes by a person licensed or otherwise authorized pursuant to the Education Law to practice medicine or osteopathy.
An offense against the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable by fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.