Kan. Admin. Regs. § 69-15-15 - Cosmetic tattoo artist, tattoo artist, and body piercer practice standards; restrictions

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(a) Cosmetic tattoo artists, tattoo artists, and body piercers shall not practice at any location other than a licensed establishment.
(b) Each licensee shall keep an individual record of each client for at least five years. Each record shall include the name and address of the client, the date and duration of each service, the type of identification presented, and the type of services provided.
(c) Each licensee shall give preservice information in written form to the client to advise of possible reactions, side effects, potential complications of the tattooing process, and any special instructions relating to the client's medical or skin conditions, including the following:
(1) Diabetes;
(2) allergies;
(3) cold sores and fever blisters;
(4) epilepsy;
(5) heart conditions;
(6) hemophilia;
(7) hepatitis;
(8) HIV or AIDS;
(9) medication that thins the blood;
(10) moles or freckles at the site of service;
(11) psoriasis or eczema;
(12) pregnant or nursing women;
(13) scarring; and
(14) any other medical or skin conditions.
(d) Each licensee shall give aftercare instructions to the client, both verbally and in writing after every service.
(e) Each licensee providing tattoo or cosmetic tattoo services for corrective procedures shall take photographs before and after service. These photographs shall be maintained according to subsection (b).
(f) Each licensee shall purchase ink, dyes, or pigments from a supplier or manufacturer. No licensee shall use products banned or restricted by the United States food and drug administration (FDA) for use in tattooing and permanent color.
(g) A licensee shall not perform tattooing or body piercing for any of the following individuals:
(1) A person who is inebriated or appears to be incapacitated by the use of alcohol or drugs;
(2) any person who shows signs of recent intravenous drug use;
(3) a person with sunburn or other skin diseases or disorders, including open lesions, rashes, wounds, or puncture marks; or
(4) any person with psoriasis or eczema present in the treatment area.
(h) Use of the piercing gun to pierce shall be prohibited on all parts of the body, except the ear lobe.
(i) Use of personal client jewelry or any apparatus or device presented by the client for use during the initial body piercing shall be prohibited. Each establishment shall provide presterilized jewelry, apparatuses, or devices, which shall have metallic content recognized as compatible with piercing services.
(j) No licensee afflicted with an infectious or contagious disease, as defined in K.A.R. 69-15-1, shall be permitted to work or train in a school or an establishment.
(k) No school or establishment shall knowingly require or permit a student or licensee to provide tattooing, cosmetic tattooing, or body piercing services for a person who has any infectious or contagious disease, as defined in K.A.R. 69-15-1.


Kan. Admin. Regs. § 69-15-15
Authorized by K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 65-1946 and K.S.A. 74-2702a; implementing K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 65-1946; effective Aug. 22, 1997; amended Feb. 14, 2014.

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