Chapter 10.24


10.24.010    Definitions.

10.24.020    Prohibited activity.

10.24.030    Penalty.

10.24.040    Severability.

10.24.010 Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms, words and phrases shall have the following meanings:

A. “Body painting” means the application, whether by use of the hands or otherwise, of paint or other similar substance to the body of another person by either a customer or an attendant as defined in this chapter. (Such definition shall also include the observation, viewing, depiction or photographing of body painters.)

B. “Body painting studio” means any premises on which body painting is carried on as a business. Such definition shall expressly exclude any studio which functions as a part of and under the direct supervision of an institution, the curriculum for which is approved by the office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction of Washington.

C. “Body painting studio attendant” means any person who administers to or performs for customers of a body painting studio.

D. “Customer” means any person who pays a fee, gratuity or other consideration for the right to paint or be painted, or for the right to be admitted to, permitted to remain upon, or as a condition of remaining upon, any premises operated as a body painting studio. (Such definition shall also include any person who pays a fee, gratuity or other consideration for the right to observe, view, depict or photograph any act of body painting.)

E. “Person” means any individual, firm, partnership, association, company or organization of any kind. (Ord. 703, 1973)

10.24.020 Prohibited activity.

It is unlawful for any person to operate or suffer to be operated on premises owned by him any body painting studio, or to knowingly participate in any act of body painting. (Ord. 703, 1973)

10.24.030 Penalty.

Any person convicted of a violation of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not more than $300.00 or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days in the city jail. (Ord. 703, 1973)

10.24.040 Severability.

If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or portion of this chapter is for any reason held invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct and independent provision and such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this chapter. (Ord. 703, 1973)