Chapter 9.08


9.08.010    Prohibited.

9.08.020    Definitions.

9.08.030    Exception.

9.08.040    Penalty for violation.

9.08.010 Prohibited.

It is unlawful to maintain or conduct a tattoo establishment or to maintain and conduct a tattooing business in the city. (Ord. 174 § 1, 1962)

9.08.020 Definitions.

A. “Tattoo establishment” is defined as an establishment or business located on any premises in the city in which the business of tattooing is undertaken by any person, firm or corporation.

B. As used in this chapter, to “tattoo” means to insert pigment under the surface of the skin of a human being, by pricking with a needle or otherwise, so as to produce an indelible mark or figure visible through the skin. (Ord. 174 § 2, 1962)

9.08.030 Exception.

This chapter is not intended to apply to any act of a licensed practitioner of the healing arts performed in the court of his or her practice. (Ord. 174 § 3, 1962)

9.08.040 Penalty for violation.

The violation of any provision of this chapter shall constitute a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of five hundred dollars or six months in jail, or both; and in addition, all such violations shall constitute and be deemed a public nuisance subject to abatement pursuant to the provisions of the California Code of Civil Procedure. (Ord. 174 § 4, 1962)