AN ACT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE REGULATION OF BODY ART.
Amends GS 130A283. Defines a number of terms, including body art (procedures conducted for artistic purposes that include body piercing, branding, scarification, subdermal implants, and tattooing as these terms are also newly defined). Redefines tattooing to exclude the production of scars (now defined as scarification ). Applies existing regulations of tattooing to all forms of body art. Creates a new Class A1 misdemeanor consisting of any violation of GS 130A283. Adds text clarifying that GS 130A283 does not authorize licensed body artists to treat injuries or otherwise practice medicine. Makes conforming changes.
Amends GS 130A29(c) to apply the existing regulation of tattooing to all forms of body art.
Amends GS 130A39(g) to make a conforming change.
Effective January 1, 2018. Permits for tattooing issued before that date, but not yet expired, remain valid until expiration.
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