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Establishment Plan Review
Requirements for Equipment and Construction of Body Art Studios

Administrative Requirements for Plan Review Application:

  1. Complete and submit a Construction Application for Plan Review according to the information found in Section 12.

  2. Provide a floor plan of the facility including the dimensions of the room(s) and location of sink(s). Room requirements are in Section 3 (items below) of the Regulations Governing the Sanitation of Tattoo and Permanent Makeup Establishments and Section 7 of the Regulations Governing the Sanitation of Body Piercing Establishments.

  3. Provide documentation of spore testing of sterilizer (within the past 30 days).

  4. Provide copy of a lease/rental agreement and/or Bill of Sale.

  5. Call Plan Review at (702) 759-1258 for applicable fees and forms requiring the owner’s signatures. Additional fees are required if construction takes place before the plans are submitted and approved.

  6. Prepare a written Infection Control Plan that includes:

    1. Aseptic procedures for protection of patrons

    2. General facility cleaning and disinfection procedures

  7. Provide copies of the following documents for each operator and technician:

    1. Current tattoo/permanent makeup or body piercing Body Art Card.

    2. Documentation of the required American Red Cross course in Preventing Disease Transmission or documentation of equivalent training within the past two years, and CPR and First Aid (if applicable).

  8. Prepare Patron Documentation:

    1. Proposed “Written Consent Sheet” that includes:

      1. Patron’s name, date of birth and address

      2. Operator or technician’s name

      3. Date procedure is done, type and placement of tattoo and/or piercing; description of the design of the tattoo

      4. Questions asking the patron if he or she has had a history of jaundice, hepatitis or other communicable disease(s) within the past 12 months

      5. Statement cautioning patron that “the procedure should be considered permanent; that it can only be removed with a surgical procedure and that any effective removal may cause permanent scarring and disfigurement.”

    2. Proposed “Procedure After Care Sheet”

Construction or Remodeling Requirements

  1. Procedure Cubicles:

    1. A minimum of 100 square feet of floor space per cubicle

    2. Twenty foot-candles of light at 30 inches above the floor in all areas

    3. Fifty foot-candles of light at 30 inches above the floor in the area procedures are performed

    4. The walls must be sealed, at minimum, with hard enamel paint

    5. The floors must be non-porous tile

    6. The counters must be constructed of a cleanable, non-porous material

    7. A sink must be provided in each cubicle, serviced with hot and cold running water, liquid soap and disposable paper towels, in dispensers

    8. A covered trash can at each sink

    9. A sealable, rigid (puncture-proof) red “Sharps” container, appropriately labeled with the international biohazard symbol

    10. An Autoclave or Dry Heat Sterilizer, registered and listed with the Federal Food and Drug Administration (specification sheet required)

    11. Approved tattoo machine(s) (specification sheets required) with a cleanable storage area

    12. Provision for storage of sterilized equipment in packages and supplies such as surgical gloves, ink caps, razors, and gauze

  2. Restrooms must be provided and equipped with:

    1. Commode and hand sink conveniently located

    2. A hand sink serviced with hot and cold running water, anti-microbial liquid hand soap, paper towels and a trash can

    3. Counters constructed of a cleanable, non-porous material

    4. Walls sealed, at minimum, with hard enamel paint

    5. Floors of non-porous tile