MICROBLADING LICENSURE LAW:
Senate Bill 70 was signed by Governor Michael Parson and became effective August 28, 2023.
Theamended law requires those providing tattooing services that fall within the new definition of "tattooing" to obtain a practitioner license and the owner/operator of establishments providing services to obtain an establishment license from the Division of Professional Registration, Office of Tattooing, Body Piercing and Branding. The requirements for obtaining a license can be found on the website, https://pr.mo.gov/tattooing-rules-statutes.asp along with the application forms, https://pr.mo.gov/tattooing-forms-for-licensure.asp.
Please be advised that the Division of Professional Registration, Office of Tattooing, Body Piercing and Branding legally cannot make a determination for you as to whether or not the services you or your establishment provide fall within the definition of tattooing. If you need assistance interpreting the statute you may wish to consult private legal counsel.
The Division asks for your patience as we work together in accomplishing getting everyone properly licensed.
SB 70 Amended Language (new language appears in bold face type and language removed appears
324.520. Definitions - tattooing, branding, body piercing, prohibited, when, penalty. - 1. As used in sections 324.520 to 324.524, the following terms mean:
(1) "Body piercing", the perforation of human tissue other than an ear for a nonmedical purpose;
(2) "Branding", a permanent mark made on human tissue by burning with a hot iron or other instrument;
(3) "Controlled substance", any substance defined in section 195.010;
(4) "Minor", a person under the age of eighteen;
(5) "Tattoo", one or more of the following:
(a) An indelible A mark made on the body of another person by the insertion of a pigment, ink, or both pigment and ink under the skin with the aid of needles or blades using hand-held or machine-powered instruments; [or]
(b) A mark made on the face or body of another person for cosmetic purposes or to any part of the body for scar coverage or other corrective purposes by the insertion of a pigment, ink, or both pigment and ink under the skin with the aid of needles;
n indelible design made on the body of another person by production of scars other than by branding.
Fresh Start Act: Pre-licensure Criminal History Determination
Under section 324.012.7, RSMo, individuals can request a pre-licensure determination of their criminal record under the Fresh Start Act.
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