Body Art Establishments
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- A person may not operate a body art establishment and may not operate in a body art establishment without a permit and license issued by the regulatory authority. Permits and licenses are not transferable from one person to another or from one location to another location.
- In addition, body art establishments must be licensed with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
- Body art in Wichita Falls means the practice of physical body adornment including, but not limited to, body piercing, tattooing, and cosmetic tattooing.
- Cosmetic tattooing means depositing pigment into the epidermis, utilizing needles, which are either permanent, semi-permanent, or temporary by someone other than a state-licensed physician. Cosmetic tattooing shall also mean permanent cosmetics, demography, micro-pigmentation, permanent color technology, and micro-pigment implantation.
Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 25
- 229.261: Assessment of Administrative or Civil Penalties
- 229.401–413: Minimum Standards for Licensure of Tattoo and Certain Body Piercing Studios
Health and Safety Code
- Chapter 146: Tattoo and Certain Body Piercing Studios
- Chapter 431: Texas Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 29