(1) No tattoo establishment shall be operated
in the state without having a permit to operate issued by the department.
Permits shall be posted in a conspicuous location in the tattoo establishment.
(2) Each person acquiring or
establishing a tattoo establishment shall apply for a permit prior to beginning
operation and shall submit a floor plan of the establishment with the
(3) A permit to
operate shall be issued to a new establishment when the department or its
representative has successfully completed an on-site inspection.
(4) Tattoo establishment permits are
records. A tattoo establishment shall retain a record of all persons who have
had tattoo procedures performed at the establishment.
a. Records shall include the client's name
and date of birth, copy of client's identification, date of the procedure, name
of the tattoo artist who performed the procedure(s), and signature of
b. Records shall be
retained in a confidential manner for a minimum of three years and shall be
available to the department and the inspection agency upon request.
(6) Change in ownership.
Within 30 days of a change in ownership of a tattoo establishment, the new
owner shall submit a change in ownership application and fee for a new permit.
When a change of ownership occurs, an on-site inspection must be completed by
the inspection agency before a permit to operate will be issued. The new permit
must be posted in a conspicuous location in the establishment.
(7) Change in location. Within 30 days of a
change of location of a tattoo establishment, the owner shall submit a change
of location application and a fee for a new permit. When a change of location
occurs, an on-site inspection must be completed by the inspection agency before
a permit to operate will be issued. The new permit must be posted in a
conspicuous location in the establishment.
Iowa Admin. Code r.
ARC 7982B, lAB 7/29/09,
August 3, 2016/Volume XXXIX, Number 03, effective