Iowa Admin. Code r. 641-22.11 - Temporary establishment permit requirements

(1) 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 requested.
b. The period of time during which the permit is needed (not to exceed 14 calendar days per event).
c. The fulfillment of tattoo artist requirements as specified in 641-22.10 (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.
(2) The temporary event must be inside a permanent building.
(3) 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 provided.
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 inspection agency.
(5) No animals, except service animals, shall be allowed in the temporary establishment at any time.
(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 rules.
(7) Temporary establishment permits and tattoo artist permits shall be posted in a conspicuous place in the temporary establishment.


Iowa Admin. Code r. 641-22.11
ARC 7982B, lAB 7/29/09, effective 1/1/10 Amended by IAB August 3, 2016/Volume XXXIX, Number 03, effective 9/7/2016

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