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8.52.030 Skin Preparation.

A.  Antiseptic techniques must be used.  Each operator is required to scrub his hands thoroughly before beginning operations on the customer’s skin.  The skin area to be tattooed shall be thoroughly cleaned with liquid green soap or detergent and water.

B.  Only dyes containing an antiseptic may be used.  Dyes shall be kept in individual containers.

C.  After tattooing, a sterile dressing shall be applied to the tattooed area.

D.  Tattooing shall not be performed on any person with any skin lesions or any communicable diseases.