A person who wishes to obtain a temporary
establishment permit for a temporary event must submit a temporary tattoo
establishment application form, a floor plan of the facility, promotional
documentation for the event, and the appropriate fee at least 30 days prior to
the event. Fees shall be based on the number of participating tattoo artists.
The application shall specify the following:
a. The purpose for which the permit is
b. The period of time
during which the permit is needed (not to exceed 14 calendar days per
The fulfillment of
tattoo artist requirements as specified in
(135). A list of participating tattoo artists shall be sent to the tattoo
program no later than one week prior to the event.
d. The location at which the temporary event
will be held.
temporary event must be inside a permanent building.
The temporary establishment shall comply
with the following:
a. Conveniently located
hand-washing facilities with liquid soap, single-use towels or hand dryers and
potable hot and cold water under pressure to a mixing-type faucet shall be
provided. Drainage in accordance with local plumbing codes shall be
b. A minimum of 80 square
feet of floor space shall be provided for each booth.
c. There shall be sufficient lighting where
the tattoo procedure is being performed.
d. All tubes, tips and grips used for the
tattoo procedure that are not single use must be properly sterilized and dated
30 days or less prior to the date of the event. Evidence of a spore test
performed on the sterilization equipment must be dated 30 days or less prior to
the date of the event. Single-use, prepackaged, sterilized equipment obtained
from reputable suppliers or manufacturers will be allowed.
e. Tattoo artists must properly clean and
sanitize the area used for tattoo procedures.
f. Floors of the tattooing area(s) shall be
smooth and impervious or be covered with an impermeable barrier.
(4) The facility where the
temporary event will be held must be inspected by the designated inspection
agency and be issued a permit prior to the performance of any tattoo
procedures. A $50 inspection fee for each booth shall be made payable to the
(5) No animals,
except service animals, shall be allowed in the temporary establishment at any
(6) Temporary establishment
permits issued under the provisions of these rules may be suspended by the
department for failure of the holder to comply with the requirements of these
(7) Temporary establishment
permits and tattoo artist permits shall be posted in a conspicuous place in the
Iowa Admin. Code r.
ARC 7982B, lAB 7/29/09,
August 3, 2016/Volume XXXIX, Number 03, effective