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File #: Ord 12-48    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 9/12/2012
Title: Repealing Chapter 367 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code pertaining to Tattoo Parlors.
Sponsors: Kathy Lantry
Repealing Chapter 367 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code pertaining to Tattoo Parlors.


Saint Paul Legislative Code chapter 367 has regulated tattoo parlors within the City since 1977.

In 2010, the Minnesota Legislature enacted Minnesota Statutes chapter 146B, which licenses and regulates body art technicians and establishments statewide. Minnesota Statutes sections 146B.02 regulates body art and tattoo establishments in the absence of City regulation that meets or exceeds state law. Minnesota Statutes section 146B.03 preempts City regulation of body art and tattoo technicians. The state law regulates the same risks to public health, safety and welfare addressed in Saint Paul Legislative Code chapter 367.
Because body art and tattoo technicians and establishments are comprehensively regulated under Minnesota Statutes chapter 146B, Saint Paul Legislative Code chapter 367 is hereby repealed.
Chapter 367 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code is hereby repealed as follows:

Chapter 367. - Tattoo Parlors
Sec. 367.01. - Definitions.
The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of this chapter:
Change of ownership: The word "change of ownership" means a licensed business is sold or transferred to another person, business or corporation. A change of ownership, as it relates to an environmental plan review, does not include the changing or adding of officers to an existing partnership or corporation or change of a mailing address.
Director: The word "director" means the director of the department of safety and inspections or his/her designated agent.
Tattooing: The word "tattooing" means and includes any method of placing designs, letters, scrolls, figures, symbols, or any other marks upon or under the skin of a person with ink or colors, by the aid of needles or instruments.
Person: The ...

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