As used in this chapter:
(A) "Antibacterial" means a substance which inhibits and reduces the growth of bacteria.
(B) "Approval" means written approval from the board of health indicating that the tattoo and body piercing establishment has been inspected and meets all terms of this chapter;
(C) "Board of health" means the board of health of a city or general health district or the authority having the duties of a board of health under section 3709.05 of the Revised Code.
(D) "Body piercing" means the piercing of any part of the body by someone other than a physician licensed under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code, who utilizes a needle or other instrument for the purpose of inserting an object into the body for non-medical purposes; body piercing includes ear piercing except when the ear piercing procedure is performed on the ear with an ear piercing gun.
(E) "Body piercing establishment" means any place whether temporary or permanent, stationary or mobile, where ever situated, where body piercing is performed including any area under the control of the operator.
(F) "Business" means any entity that provides tattoo, body piercing or tattoo and body piercing services for compensation.
(G) "Custodian" has the same meaning as in section 2151.011 of the Revised Code.
(H) "Disinfection" means a process that kills or destroys nearly all disease-producing microorganisms, with the exception of bacterial spores.
(I) "Ear piercing gun" means a mechanical device that pierces the ear by forcing a disposable, single-use stud or solid needle through the ear.
(J) "Guardian" has the same meaning as in section 2111.01 of the Revised Code.
(K) "Infectious waste" means waste as defined in section 3734.01 of the Revised Code.
(L) "Operator" means any person, firm, company, corporation or association that owns, controls, operates, conducts or manages a tattoo or body piercing establishment.
(M) "Patron" means a person requesting and receiving body piercing or tattooing services or ear piercing services by an ear piercing gun.
(N) "Premises" means the physical location of a body piercing establishment or tattoo establishment.
(O) "Sterilize" means a process by which all forms of microbial life, including bacteria, viruses, spores, and fungi, are destroyed.
(P) "Tattoo" means any method utilizing needles or other instruments by someone other than a physician licensed under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code, to permanently place designs, letters, scrolls, figures, symbols or any other marks upon or under the skin of a person with ink or any other substance resulting in an alteration of the appearance of the skin.
(Q) "Tattoo establishment" means any place whether temporary or permanent, stationary or mobile, where ever situated, where tattooing is performed including any area under the control of the operator.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/14/2008 and 03/01/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3730.10
Prior Effective Dates: 4/30/1998