15A NCAC 18A .3207      CONSTRUCTION

(a)  Each tattoo establishment shall have at least one tattooing room.  This room shall be separate and apart from all other areas in the establishment, and access to this room shall be restricted.  Patrons shall be tattooed only in the tattooing room, and there shall be a separate work station for each patron within the tattooing room.  Furniture and furnishings within the tattooing room shall be con­structed to be easily cleanable, main­tained in good repair, and kept clean.

(b)  At least one lavatory with mixing faucets supplied with hot and cold running water under pressure shall be provided for every five artists for hand washing and utensil washing.  Lavatories shall be accessible to the tattooing room such that tattoo artists can wash their hands and return to the tattoo room without having to touch anything with their hands.  Access to these lavatories shall be restricted to the tattoo artists.  Each lavatory shall be easily cleanable, in good repair, and kept free of storage.

(c)  Poisons, including germicidal solutions, used in the tattoo establishment shall be stored in covered containers with labels identifying the contents.

(d)  The tattooing room shall be maintained clean and in good repair.  The floor of the tattooing room shall be of impervious material and shall be maintained in clean condition at all times.


History Note:        Filed as a Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 1995, for a period of 180 days or until the permanent rule becomes effective, whichever is sooner;

Authority G.S. 130A-29;

Eff. April 1, 1995.