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SECTION 467
Single use tattoo and body piercing equipment
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 4-A
§ 467. Single use tattoo and body piercing equipment.

1. All tattoo studios and body piercing studios shall use only single
use needles and approved ink handling procedures in all tattoo and body
piercing procedures performed in such establishments.

2. Prior to a person receiving a tattoo or body piercing from a
licensed tattooist or body piercing specialist, such person and licensed
tattooist or body piercing specialist must sign a form confirming that
the tattooist or body piercing specialist:

(a) Presented all single use needles in a sterile and sealed package,
that are to be used during the tattoo or body piercing procedure, to the
person receiving such tattoo or body piercing, and explained that only
approved ink handling procedures would be used; and

(b) Opened all single use needles that are to be used during the
tattoo or body piercing procedure in the presence of the person
receiving such tattoo or body piercing.

3. A copy of the confirmation form shall be given to the person
receiving a tattoo or body piercing. The tattoo studio or body piercing
studio shall retain a copy of such confirmation form for a period not
less than seven years.

4. The commissioner shall make regulations under this section.