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5.65.010 Definitions.
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For the purposes of this chapter, the following definitions are adopted.

A. “Body art” means the practice of invasive cosmetic adornment including the use of branding and scarification. “Body art” also includes the intentional production of scars upon the body. “Body art” does not include any health-related procedures performed by licensed health care practitioners under their scope of practice.

B. “Body piercing” means the process of penetrating the skin or mucous membrane to insert an object, including jewelry, for cosmetic purposes. “Body piercing” also includes any scar tissue resulting from or relating to the piercing. “Body piercing” does not include the use of stud and clasp piercing systems to pierce the earlobe in accordance with the manufacturer’s directions and applicable United States Food and Drug Administration requirements. “Body piercing” does not include any health-related procedures performed by licensed health care practitioners under their scope of practice, nor does it include the implantation of foreign objects into the human body.

C. “Tattooing” means to pierce or puncture the human skin with a needle or other instrument for the purpose of implanting an indelible mark or pigment into the skin. “Tattooing” includes the application of permanent cosmetics such as permanent eyeliner, eyebrows, lip liner, and full lip color. (Ord. 2251, 2013) (Ord. 2251, 2013.)

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