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Rule 44:12 TATTOOING AND BODY PIERCING

ARTICLE 44:12

TATTOOING AND BODY PIERCING

 

Chapter

44:12:01             Minimum sanitation standards for tattooing.

44:12:02             Minimum sanitation standards for body piercing.

Appendix A   Sanitizing solutions.

Appendix B   Environmental cleaning solutions.


Rule 44:12:0A Sanitizing solutions. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

 

 

 

 

 

SANITIZING SOLUTIONS

 

 

Chapters 44:12:01 and 44:12:02

 

APPENDIX A

 

SEE: §§ 44:12:01:33, 44:12:02:28, and 44:12:02:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992; 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995.


APPENDIX A

 

SANITIZING SOLUTIONS

 

 

The following methods are approved for immersion of soiled equipment, such as instruments, needles, and tubes prior to cleaning and sterilization:

 

          (1)  Immersion in glutaraldehyde 2% solution mixed according to manufacturer's instruction. Minimum contact time is 10 minutes. Thorough rinsing of equipment is required after use. Solution may cause chemical burns on the skin. Wear gloves.

 

          (2)  Immersion in a 500 ppm solution of chlorine. This requires a 1:100 dilution of 5.25% sodium hypochlorite (bleach) which is equivalent to 2 teaspoons bleach per quart of water. A minimum contact time of 10 minutes is required to be effective. This solution must be mixed fresh daily and may corrode metal instruments.

 

          (3)  Immersion in a solution of 70% isopropyl alcohol for a minimum of 10 minutes. Flammable. Use and store in a cool, well-ventilated area.

 

          (4)  Immersion in a phenolic germicidal detergent solution for a minimum of 10 minutes. Mix according to the manufacturer's instruction.

 

          (5)  Immersion in an iodophor germicidal detergent solution formulated as a disinfectant. Minimum contact time is 10 minutes. May stain instruments.

 

NOTE: After immersion in any of these solutions, instruments, needles, tubes, or similar equipment must be thoroughly cleaned, rinsed with warm water, dried thoroughly, and individually packaged for sterilization as described in § 44:12:02:18.

 


 


Rule 44:12:0B Environmental cleaning solutions. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANING SOLUTIONS

 

 

Chapters 44:12:01 and 44:12:02

 

APPENDIX B

 

SEE: §§ 44:12:01:20, 44:12:01:22, and 44:12:02:20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          Source:  19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992; 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995.


APPENDIX B

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANING SOLUTIONS

 

 

The following methods are approved for cleaning of environmental surfaces such as counter tops, floors, walls, chairs, and the open end of tattoo machines:

 

          (1)  Application of a quaternary ammonium germicidal detergent solution. Benzalkonium chloride is not acceptable. Dilutions must be according to the manufacturer's instructions.

 

          (2)  Application of phenolic germicidal detergent solution mixed according to the manufacturer's instruction. May cause skin irritation.

 

          (3)  Application of 100 ppm solution of chlorine. This requires a 1:500 dilution of 5.25% sodium hypochlorite (bleach) which is equivalent to 1/2 teaspoon bleach per quart of water. A minimum contact time of 10 minutes is required to be effective. This solution must be mixed fresh daily.

 

NOTE: If using spray bottles for application of these solutions, the following procedure must be followed: Each time the bottle needs refilling, any remaining old solution must be discarded, the bottle rinsed, and fresh solution poured into the spray bottle. Always label spray bottles with the name of the contents. Never add fresh solution to remaining old solution.

 


CHAPTER 44:12:01

MINIMUM SANITATION STANDARDS FOR TATTOOING

Section

44:12:01:01        Definitions.

44:12:01:02        Applicability.

44:12:01:03        Tattoo establishments -- General provisions.

44:12:01:04        Tattoo establishments -- Handwashing facility required.

44:12:01:05        Tattoo establishments -- Toilet facilities.

44:12:01:06        Tattoo establishments -- General-use equipment.

44:12:01:07        Tattoo establishments -- Animals prohibited -- Restricted activities.

44:12:01:08        Tattoo establishments -- Maintenance.

44:12:01:09        Tattoo establishments -- Inspection.

44:12:01:10        Required equipment for tattoo establishments.

44:12:01:11        Required equipment for tattoo artists -- Reusable equipment.

44:12:01:11.01   Required equipment for tattoo artists -- Single use disposable equipment.

44:12:01:12        Tattoo artist -- Restricted activities.

44:12:01:13        Tattoo artist -- Patrons restricted -- Notice posted.

44:12:01:14        Communicable disease reporting.

44:12:01:15        Record of patrons.

44:12:01:16        Sterilization methods.

44:12:01:17        Sterile equipment -- Packaging and storage.

44:12:01:18        Needle construction -- Sterilization required.

44:12:01:19        Tube construction -- Sterilization required.

44:12:01:20        Tattoo machine sanitization.

44:12:01:21        Razor requirements.

44:12:01:22        General-use equipment -- Sanitization required.

44:12:01:23        Linen cleaning and storage.

44:12:01:24        Hygienic practices -- Gloves required.

44:12:01:25        Skin preparation.

44:12:01:26        Pigment requirements.

44:12:01:27        Design layout.

44:12:01:28        Tattoo application.

44:12:01:29        Changing pigments.

44:12:01:30        Washing of excess pigment.

44:12:01:31        Use of styptics.

44:12:01:32        Use of antibacterial ointment required -- Care instructions.

44:12:01:33        Storage of soiled equipment.

44:12:01:34        Disposal of contaminated products.

44:12:01:35        Inspection fees.


Rule 44:12:01:01 Definitions.

          44:12:01:01.  Definitions. The terms used in this chapter mean:

 

          (1)  "Autoclave," a device for sterilization by steam, usually at 250 degrees Fahrenheit, for a specified length of time as determined by the manufacturer's instructions;

 

          (2)  "Communicable disease," a disease which is capable of being transmitted from person to person;

 

          (3)  "Department," the state Department of Health;

 

          (4)  "Disposable setup," a setup that consists of one liner tube, one shade tube, and a needle bar setup for the liner tube and the shade tube;

 

          (5)  "Minor," a person who is under the age of 18 years;

 

          (6)  "Patron," a person who receives a tattoo;

 

          (7)  "Permanent tattoo establishment," a building where tattooing is practiced on a year-round basis;

 

          (8)  "Tattoo artist," a person engaged in the practice of tattooing;

 

          (9)  "Tattoo establishment," the building or structure where tattooing is practiced;

 

          (10)  "Tattooing," to puncture the skin of a person with a needle and insert indelible permanent colors through the puncture to leave permanent marks or designs;

 

          (11)  "Tattooing area," within a tattoo establishment, the immediate vicinity where tattooing is performed;

 

          (12)  "Temporary tattoo establishment," a building or structure where tattooing is practiced for not more than 30 days.

 

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992; 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 

 


Rule 44:12:01:02 Applicability.

          44:12:01:02.  Applicability. The standards in this article apply to both temporary and permanent tattoo establishments.

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).


Rule 44:12:01:03 Tattoo establishments -- General provisions.

          44:12:01:03.  Tattoo establishments -- General provisions. A tattoo establishment shall be a minimum of 60 square feet for one tattoo artist and 40 square feet for each additional artist. A tattoo establishment shall be enclosed and physically separated by solid partitions at least seven feet high or walls extending from floor to ceiling from facilities used for practices other than tattooing and body piercing. Floors and walls of the tattooing area shall be smooth, easily cleanable, nonabsorbent, and in good repair. Ceilings above the tattooing area shall be smooth, easily cleanable, and in good repair. A minimum of 30 foot-candles of light shall be provided for applying the tattoo and a minimum of 10 foot-candles for general lighting.

 

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992; 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 


Rule 44:12:01:04 Tattoo establishments -- Handwashing facility required.

          44:12:01:04.  Tattoo establishments -- Handwashing facility required. An easily accessible handwashing facility supplied with warm, potable, running water shall be provided in or directly adjacent to the tattooing area. Each handwashing facility shall be provided with liquid soap and single-use paper towels or a commercial hand dryer.

 

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992; 39 SDR 119, effective January 18, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 


Rule 44:12:01:05 Tattoo establishments -- Toilet facilities.

          44:12:01:05.  Tattoo establishments -- Toilet facilities. Toilet facilities must be available for employee or patron use.

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).


Rule 44:12:01:06 Tattoo establishments -- General-use equipment.

          44:12:01:06.  Tattoo establishments -- General-use equipment. Tables, chairs, and other general-use equipment must be constructed of plastic, metal with enamel or porcelain coating, or stainless steel. General-use equipment must be maintained in an easily cleanable condition. Covered waste containers with single-use plastic liners must be provided.

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).


Rule 44:12:01:07 Tattoo establishments -- Animals prohibited -- Restricted activities.

          44:12:01:07.  Tattoo establishments -- Animals prohibited -- Restricted activities. Animals other than service animals are prohibited in tattoo establishments. Smoking, eating, and drinking are prohibited within 10 feet of the tattooing area. No tattoo establishment may be used for any activity that is not directly associated with the practice of tattooing or body piercing.

 

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992; 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 


Rule 44:12:01:08 Tattoo establishments -- Maintenance.

          44:12:01:08.  Tattoo establishments -- Maintenance. A tattoo establishment must be maintained in a clean, sanitary, vermin-free condition and in good repair.

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).


Rule 44:12:01:09 Tattoo establishments -- Inspection.

          44:12:01:09.  Tattoo establishments -- Inspection. A tattoo establishment must be inspected at least annually to determine compliance with this chapter.

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).


Rule 44:12:01:10 Required equipment for tattoo establishments.

          44:12:01:10.  Required equipment for tattoo establishments. A tattoo establishment shall be equipped with a steam pressure autoclave capable of producing 15 pounds of pressure per square inch for the time specified in the manufacturer's user manual. The autoclave shall have an internal heat source, a temperature gauge with a sensor for the exhaust, a pressure gauge, and an operational safety valve. If the establishment uses only single use, pre-sterilized, disposable instruments and products, an autoclave is not required.

 

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992; 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 


Rule 44:12:01:11 Required equipment for tattoo artists -- Reusable equipment.

          44:12:01:11.  Required equipment for tattoo artists -- Reusable equipment. A tattoo artist using reusable equipment shall have the following equipment:

 

          (1)  Twenty-five liner tubes of whatever style and design preferred in sealed sterile envelopes;

          (2)  Twenty-five shader tubes of whatever style and design preferred in sealed sterile envelopes;

          (3)  Fifty needle bar setups with needles attached in sealed sterile envelopes;

          (4)  Five hundred disposable pigment containers;

          (5)  Three hundred disposable latex or vinyl examination gloves;

          (6)  One gallon each of germicidal soap, isopropyl alcohol, and distilled water for prepping skin;

          (7)  Access to the applicable sterilization and sanitization measures in this chapter;

          (8)  Closed dustproof containers for the exclusive storage of instruments, dyes, pigments, stencils, and other equipment;

          (9)  Gauze and bandages; and

          (10)  Autoclave.

 

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992; 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 


Rule 44:12:01:11.01 Required equipment for tattoo artists -- Single use disposable equipment.

          44:12:01:11.01.  Required equipment for tattoo artists -- Single use disposable equipment. A tattoo artist using disposable equipment shall have the following equipment:

 

          (1)  Two hundred and fifty disposable setups for temporary tattoo establishments;

          (2)  One hundred disposable setups for a permanent establishment;

          (3)  Five hundred disposable pigment containers;

          (4)  Three hundred disposable latex or vinyl examination gloves;

          (5)  One gallon each of germicidal soap, isopropyl alcohol, and distilled water for prepping skin;

          (6)  Access to the applicable sterilization and sanitization measures in this chapter;

          (7)  Closed dustproof containers for the exclusive storage of instruments, dyes, pigments, stencils, and other equipment; and

          (8)  Gauze and bandages.

 

          All single-use products used shall be discarded after they are used.

 

          Source: 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 


Rule 44:12:01:12 Tattoo artist -- Restricted activities.

          44:12:01:12.  Tattoo artist -- Restricted activities. A tattoo artist may not engage in the practice of tattooing while under the influence of alcohol or other mind-altering drugs. A minor is prohibited from the practice of tattooing. A tattoo artist shall take precautions to prevent disease transmission to the patron. The skin of the tattoo artist shall be free of rash or infection. No person or artist affected with a boil, infected wound, open sore, abrasion, weeping skin lesion, or acute respiratory infection shall work in an area of a tattoo establishment in which there is a likelihood of contaminating equipment, supplies, or working surfaces. A tattoo artist shall wear clean, laundered clothing and shall wear a clean outer garment or coverup while tattooing.

 

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992; 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 


Rule 44:12:01:13 Tattoo artist -- Patrons restricted -- Notice posted.

          44:12:01:13.  Tattoo artist -- Patrons restricted -- Notice posted. A tattoo artist may not tattoo a patron without first obtaining a signed consent. A tattoo artist may not tattoo a patron with evident skin lesion or skin infection or who is known or suspected to have an infectious or contagious disease in a communicable stage. No tattoo artist may tattoo a patron who is under the influence of alcohol or other mind-altering drugs.

 

          A minor may not be tattooed unless the minor's parents or legal guardian have signed a consent form authorizing the tattoo.

 

          A tattoo artist shall conspicuously post a notice stating that it is illegal to tattoo any person under the age of 18 without the parents' or legal guardian's signed consent.

 

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992; 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 

          Cross-Reference: Tattooing minor without parental consent as misdemeanor, SDCL 26-10-19.

 


Rule 44:12:01:14 Communicable disease reporting.

          44:12:01:14.  Communicable disease reporting. A tattoo artist shall report within three days to the department any known or suspected communicable disease associated with the practice of tattooing. A report may be filed during normal business hours by a toll-free report line at 1-800-592-1861 or 605-773-3737; by a confidential answering device at 1-800-592-1804; by a fax at 605-773-5509; or by a secure website at https://apps.sd.gov/applications/PH93Morbidity/secure/index.asp. A report may be filed after normal business hours for a Category I disease by calling 605-773-3737 or 1-800-592-1861.

 

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992; 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 

          Cross-Reference: Mandatory communicable disease reports from physicians, laboratories and institutions -- State tuberculosis register -- Surveillance and control -- Adoption of rules, SDCL 34-22-12.

 


Rule 44:12:01:15 Record of patrons.

          44:12:01:15.  Record of patrons. A tattoo artist shall keep a record of each patron which includes name, address, age, consent form, the locations, and description of tattoos. This record shall be available for inspection and kept for a period of at least two years.

 

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992; 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 


Rule 44:12:01:16 Sterilization methods.

          44:12:01:16.  Sterilization methods. Equipment requiring sterilization shall be sterilized by using the method of steam pressure sterilization with at least 15 pounds of pressure per square inch at a temperature of 250 degrees Fahrenheit in an autoclave for the length of time as instructed in the manufacturer's operational manual. This shall be certified by a chemical indicator which is attached to the autoclave bag and turns color when the required temperature has been reached. A tattoo establishment owner or operator shall provide lab result slips that state that each autoclave has been bacteriologically tested monthly with commercially prepared packets of Bacillus stearothermophilus or another Bacillus species and has passed the test. These lab result slips shall be available for inspection and kept for at least one year. Dry heat is not an acceptable method of sterilization for the purpose of this article.

 

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992; 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 


Rule 44:12:01:17 Sterile equipment -- Packaging and storage.

          44:12:01:17.  Sterile equipment -- Packaging and storage. All sterile equipment and supplies shall be stored in a closed dustproof container in such a manner as to prevent being contaminated. All needles and tubes shall be packaged prior to autoclaving either individually or in quantities for individual tattoos. Autoclave packages shall be constructed so that the contents are visible without opening the package. Autoclave packages containing equipment that has been autoclaved shall be dated with an expiration date. The expiration date may not exceed 30 days from the date autoclaved. Sterile equipment may not be used after the expiration date without being resterilized. Commercially available individually packaged sterilized equipment may be used within the manufacturer's expiration date.

 

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992; 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 


Rule 44:12:01:18 Needle construction -- Sterilization required.

          44:12:01:18.  Needle construction -- Sterilization required. All needles must be either stainless steel or nickel-plated carbon steel. Needles may be soldered to stainless steel bars using a silver-bearing solder. Lead-bearing solder may not be used in this process. Needles are a single-service item and must be thoroughly cleaned and sterilized between patrons. Rusty or faulty needles may not be used for tattooing.

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).


Rule 44:12:01:19 Tube construction -- Sterilization required.

          44:12:01:19.  Tube construction -- Sterilization required. Each reusable tube, including the grips on the tube, shall be either stainless steel, nickel-plated carbon steel, or Lexan. The grips may also be constructed of anodized aluminum. Lead-bearing solder may not be used in the construction of the tube. Each tube shall be thoroughly cleaned and sterilized between patrons.

 

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992; 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 


Rule 44:12:01:20 Tattoo machine sanitization.

          44:12:01:20.  Tattoo machine sanitization. A tattoo machine shall be stored in a manner that prevents contamination. The open end of the tattoo machine shall be cleaned and sanitized with an approved sanitizer before each use. See Appendix B at the end of this article for a listing of approved sanitizing solutions.

 

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992; 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 


Rule 44:12:01:21 Razor requirements.

          44:12:01:21.  Razor requirements. Razors must be disposable single-use-only. Single-use razors may be used for one patron only and must then be discarded.

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).


Rule 44:12:01:22 General-use equipment -- Sanitization required.

          44:12:01:22.  General-use equipment -- Sanitization required. All surfaces, counters, and general-use equipment in the tattooing area must be cleaned and sanitized before a patron is seated. See Appendix B at the end of this article for a listing of approved sanitizing solutions.

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).


Rule 44:12:01:23 Linen cleaning and storage.

          44:12:01:23.  Linen cleaning and storage. Cloth towels, robes, and similar items used in conjunction with tattooing must be laundered in a washing machine with hot water, laundry detergent, and chlorine bleach between uses. A closed dustproof container must be provided for the storage of clean towels and linen. A hamper or similar receptacle must be provided for the storage of soiled towels and linen.

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).


Rule 44:12:01:24 Hygienic practices -- Gloves required.

          44:12:01:24.  Hygienic practices -- Gloves required. A tattoo artist shall use antiseptic techniques at all times in the practice of tattooing. A tattoo artist shall scrub hands with liquid soap and water thoroughly before beginning preparation to tattoo. Hands shall be dried with individual single-use towels or a commercial hand dryer. At all times when preparing the skin and while applying the actual tattoo, the tattoo artist shall wear latex or vinyl examination gloves, which shall be discarded upon completion of the tattoo. A tattoo artist shall discard the gloves the artist is wearing, rewash hands, and put on new gloves after an interruption in the tattoo process which requires  use of the artist's hands.

 

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992; 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 


Rule 44:12:01:25 Skin preparation.

          44:12:01:25.  Skin preparation. The skin area to be tattooed must be shaved if needed and must be washed with germicidal soap and water, rinsed, dried, and washed again with 70 percent isopropyl alcohol. A single-use gauze pad or tissue may be used for washing the skin. All single-use products used must be discarded after they are used.

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).


Rule 44:12:01:26 Pigment requirements.

          44:12:01:26.  Pigment requirements. All pigments must be nontoxic and antiseptic. All pigments which are in a dry form must be suspended in a solution of isopropyl alcohol, distilled water, or witch hazel with only nontoxic and antiseptic additives. Pigments must be dispensed from a main plastic container with a sealable top which allows a single-service portion of the pigment to be dispensed into a single-use container. All pigment dispensed and the material into which it has been dispensed must be immediately discarded upon completion of the tattoo.

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).


Rule 44:12:01:27 Design layout.

          44:12:01:27.  Design layout. The methods in this section are approved for the design layout of the tattoo on the skin. In the first method, the tattoo artist sketches the design directly onto the skin with nontoxic ink to serve as a guideline for the actual tattoo. In the second method, the tattoo artist makes a stencil using nontoxic ink on tracing paper and transfers the design to the skin by spraying germicidal soap and distilled water directly onto the area to be tattooed and laying the stencil over the sprayed area.

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).


Rule 44:12:01:28 Tattoo application.

          44:12:01:28.  Tattoo application. Before tattooing the design on the patron's skin, the tattoo artist shall apply a thin coating of a petroleum jelly or antibacterial ointment over the area to be tattooed. This shall be applied with cotton swabs, gauze, or wooden tongue depressors which shall immediately be discarded. This application may not be directly spread with an ungloved hand.

 

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992; 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 


Rule 44:12:01:29 Changing pigments.

          44:12:01:29.  Changing pigments. When changing pigments, a tattoo artist may use a solution of germicidal soap and water or an ultrasonic cleaner to rinse the needle and tube if the needle and tube are used on the same patron. Ultrasonic cleaner solutions and solution containers and covers must be discarded between patrons.

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).


Rule 44:12:01:30 Washing of excess pigment.

          44:12:01:30.  Washing of excess pigment. Washing of excess pigment from the skin during the tattoo process must be done with single-use gauze pads or tissue with a solution of germicidal soap and distilled water.

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).


Rule 44:12:01:31 Use of styptics.

          44:12:01:31.  Use of styptics. Styptics, if used to arrest bleeding, may be used only in liquid or powder form and must be applied with cotton swabs or gauze which is immediately discarded.

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).


Rule 44:12:01:32 Use of antibacterial ointment required -- Care instructions.

          44:12:01:32.  Use of antibacterial ointment required -- Care instructions. Upon completion of the tattoo, a tattoo artist shall apply an antibacterial ointment to the tattoo with a single-use cotton swab, gauze pad, or wooden tongue depressor which shall be immediately discarded. After application of the antibacterial ointment, the tattoo artist shall apply a clean bandage. The tattoo artist shall provide written instructions regarding the proper care and precautions for a new tattoo to each patron. Care instructions shall include the following recommendations:

 

          (1)  Remove the bandage after 24 hours;

          (2)  Wash tattoo gently with mild soap and water and pat dry;

          (3)  Apply an antibacterial ointment at least twice daily;

          (4)  Avoid exposing the tattoo to direct sunlight for two weeks;

          (5)  Avoid swimming or soaking of the tattoo until healed;

          (6)  Avoid scratching or picking of the tattoo; and

          (7)  If redness or swelling develops, contact your doctor.

 

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992; 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 


Rule 44:12:01:33 Storage of soiled equipment.

          44:12:01:33.  Storage of soiled equipment. Upon completion of a tattoo, a tattoo artist shall immerse reusable needles and tubes used for the tattoo in an effective sanitizing solution, as identified in Appendix A at the end of this article, until they can be cleaned and sterilized.

 

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992; 38 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 


Rule 44:12:01:34 Disposal of contaminated products.

          44:12:01:34.  Disposal of contaminated products. Gauze, cotton swabs, or other single use products that are contaminated with body fluids shall be disposed of in impervious double plastic bags that are securely sealed. When needles, tubes, single use products, or other multiple use products used in conjunction with the practice of tattooing are disposed of, they shall be sterilized and placed in an impervious rigid container that is securely sealed.

 

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992; 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 


Rule 44:12:01:35 Inspection fees.

          44:12:01:35.  Inspection fees. A municipality that requests that the department conduct inspections of tattoo establishments shall remit $150 to the department for each inspection conducted. If the department conducts multiple inspections during a special event, the fee is $100 for each inspection conducted.

 

          A municipality shall make any request for inspections in writing.

 

          Source: 19 SDR 64, effective November 3, 1992; 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-16.1, 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-16.1, 34-1-17(8).

 


CHAPTER 44:12:02

MINIMUM SANITATION STANDARDS FOR BODY PIERCING

Section

44:12:02:01        Definitions.

44:12:02:02        Applicability.

44:12:02:03        General provisions.

44:12:02:04        Handwashing facilities.

44:12:02:05        Toilet facilities.

44:12:02:06        General-use equipment.

44:12:02:07        Animals prohibited -- Restricted activities.

44:12:02:08        Maintenance of establishment.

44:12:02:09        Inspection.

44:12:02:10        Record of patrons.

44:12:02:10.01   Required equipment for body piercing establishments.

44:12:02:11        Required equipment -- Reusable equipment.

44:12:02:11.01   Required equipment -- Single use disposable equipment.

44:12:02:12        Control of infectious disease.

44:12:02:13        Consent of patron required.

44:12:02:14        Communicable disease reporting.

44:12:02:14.01   Record of patrons.

44:12:02:15        Equipment requiring sterilization.

44:12:02:16        Needle construction -- Sterilization required.

44:12:02:17        Sterilization methods.

44:12:02:18        Sterile equipment -- Packaging and storage.

44:12:02:19        Razor requirements.

44:12:02:20        General-use equipment -- Sanitization required.

44:12:02:21        Linen cleaning and storage.

44:12:02:22        Hygienic practices -- Gloves required.

44:12:02:23        Skin preparation.

44:12:02:24        Use of styptics.

44:12:02:25        Jewelry preparation.

44:12:02:26        Care instructions for body piercing.

44:12:02:27        Care instructions for oral piercing.

44:12:02:28        Ear piercing.

44:12:02:29        Use of ear piercing gun.

44:12:02:30        Storage of soiled equipment.

44:12:02:31        Disposal of contaminated products.

44:12:02:32        Inspection fees.


Rule 44:12:02:01 Definitions.

          44:12:02:01.  Definitions. The terms used in this chapter mean:

 

          (1)  "Autoclave," a device for sterilization by steam, usually at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for a specified length of time as determined by the manufacturer's instructions;

 

          (2)  "Body piercing," the placing of a permanent or temporary foreign object in a person's body, such as ears, nose, lips, genitals, nipples, or parts thereof, for a decorative or other nonmedical purpose by a person not directly under the supervision of a licensed physician as defined by SDCL 36-4-11; the site or location, on the patron, of the body piercing;

 

          (3)  "Body piercing area," within a body piercing establishment, the immediate vicinity where body piercing is performed;

 

          (4)  "Body piercing artist," a person engaged in the practice of body piercing;

 

          (5)  "Body piercing establishment," the building or structure where body piercing is practiced;

 

          (6)  "Communicable disease," a disease which is capable of being transmitted from person to person;

 

          (7)  "Department," the State Department of Health;

 

          (8)  "Patron," a person who receives a body piercing;

 

          (9)  "Permanent body piercing establishment," a building where body piercing is practiced on a year-round basis;

 

          (10)  "Temporary body piercing establishment," a building or structure where body piercing is practiced for not more than 30 consecutive days.

 

          Source: 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995; 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 


Rule 44:12:02:02 Applicability.

          44:12:02:02.  Applicability. The standards in this article apply to both temporary and permanent body piercing establishments.

          Source: 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).


Rule 44:12:02:03 General provisions.

          44:12:02:03.  General provisions. A body piercing establishment shall be a minimum of 60 square feet for one body piercing artist plus 40 square feet for each additional artist. A body piercing establishment shall be enclosed and physically separated by solid partitions at least seven feet high or walls extending from floor to ceiling from facilities used for practices other than body piercing or tattooing. Floors and walls of the body piercing area shall be smooth, easily cleanable, nonabsorbent, and in good repair. Ceilings above the body piercing area shall be smooth, easily cleanable, and in good repair. A minimum of 30 foot-candles of light shall be provided for administering the body piercing and a minimum of 10 foot-candles for general lighting.

 

          Source: 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995; 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 


Rule 44:12:02:04 Handwashing facilities.

          44:12:02:04.  Handwashing facilities. An easily accessible handwashing facility supplied with warm, potable, running water shall be provided in or immediately adjacent to the body piercing area. Each handwashing facility shall be provided with liquid soap and single-use paper towels or a commercial hand dryer.

 

          Source: 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995; 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 


Rule 44:12:02:05 Toilet facilities.

          44:12:02:05.  Toilet facilities. Toilet facilities must be available for employee or patron use.

          Source: 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).


Rule 44:12:02:06 General-use equipment.

          44:12:02:06.  General-use equipment. Tables, chairs, and other general-use equipment must be constructed of plastic, metal with enamel or porcelain coating, or stainless steel. General-use equipment must be maintained in an easily cleanable condition. Covered waste containers with single-use plastic liners must be provided.

          Source: 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).


Rule 44:12:02:07 Animals prohibited -- Restricted activities.

          44:12:02:07.  Animals prohibited -- Restricted activities. Animals other than service animals are prohibited in body piercing establishments. Smoking, eating, and drinking are prohibited within 10 feet of the body piercing area. No body piercing establishment may be used for any activity that is not directly associated with the practice of body piercing or tattooing.

 

          Source: 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995; 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 


Rule 44:12:02:08 Maintenance of establishment.

          44:12:02:08.  Maintenance of establishment. A body piercing establishment must be maintained in good repair and be clean, sanitary, and vermin-free.

          Source: 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).


Rule 44:12:02:09 Inspection.

          44:12:02:09.  Inspection. A body piercing establishment must be inspected at least annually to determine compliance with this chapter.

          Source: 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).


Rule 44:12:02:10 Record of patrons.

          44:12:02:10.  Record of patrons. A body piercing artist shall keep a record of each patron which includes name, address, age, consent form with medical inquiry, and the locations and description of body piercing. This record must be available for inspection and kept for at least two years.

          Source: 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).


Rule 44:12:02:10.01 Required equipment for body piercing establishments.

          44:12:02:10.01.  Required equipment for body piercing establishments. A body piercing establishment shall be equipped with a steam pressure autoclave capable of producing 15 pounds of pressure per square inch, at a temperature of 250 degrees Fahrenheit and the length of time per the manufacturer's instruction manual. The autoclave shall have an internal heat source, a temperature gauge with a sensor for the exhaust, a pressure gauge, and an operational safety valve. If the body piercing establishment uses only single use, pre-sterilized, disposable instruments and products, an autoclave is not required.

 

          Source: 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 


Rule 44:12:02:11 Required equipment -- Reusable equipment.

          44:12:02:11.  Required equipment -- Reusable equipment. A body piercing artist shall have the following minimum equipment:

 

          (1)  Twenty-five disposable single-use needles of each size used in sealed sterile envelopes;

          (2)  Twenty-five forceps in sealed sterile envelopes ;

          (3)  Two hundred cotton swabs in sealed containers;

          (4)  Two hundred disposable cups;

          (5)  Three hundred disposable latex or vinyl examination gloves;

          (6)  One gallon each of germicidal soap, isopropyl alcohol, and distilled water for prepping skin;

          (7)  Access to the applicable sterilization and sanitization measures as required in this chapter;

          (8)  Closed dustproof containers for the exclusive storage of instruments and other equipment;

          (9)  Gauze and bandages; and

          (10)  Autoclave.

 

          Each single-use product shall be used only once and shall then be discarded.

 

          Source: 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995; 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 


Rule 44:12:02:11.01 Required equipment -- Single use disposable equipment.

          44:12:02:11.01.  Required equipment -- Single use disposable equipment. A body piercing artist shall have the following equipment:

 

          (1)  Two hundred and fifty disposable single-use needles of each size used in sealed sterile envelopes for temporary establishments;

          (2)  One hundred disposable single-use needles of each size used in sealed sterile envelopes for permanent establishment;

          (3)  Two hundred and fifty single-use forceps in sealed sterile envelopes for temporary establishments;

          (4)  One hundred single-use forceps in sealed sterile envelopes for permanent establishments;

          (5)  Two hundred cotton swabs in sealed containers;

          (6)  Two hundred disposable cups;

          (7)  Three hundred disposable latex or vinyl examination gloves;

          (8)  One gallon each of germicidal soap, isopropyl alcohol, and distilled water for prepping skin;

          (9)  Access to the applicable sterilization and sanitization measures as required in this chapter;

          (10)  Closed dustproof containers for the exclusive storage of instruments and other equipment; and

          (11)  Gauze and bandages.

 

          Each single-use product may be used only once and shall then be discarded.

 

          Source: 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 


Rule 44:12:02:12 Control of infectious disease.

          44:12:02:12.  Control of infectious disease. A body piercing artist shall take precautions to prevent disease transmission to the patron. The skin of the body piercing artist shall be free of rash or infection. No person or artist affected with a boil, infected wound, open sore, abrasion, weeping dermatological lesion, or acute respiratory infection shall work in an area of a body piercing establishment in any capacity in which there is a likelihood of contaminating equipment, supplies, or working surfaces. A body piercing artist shall wear clean, laundered clothing and shall wear a clean outer garment or coverup during the body piercing.

 

          Source: 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995; 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 


Rule 44:12:02:13 Consent of patron required.

          44:12:02:13.  Consent of patron required. A body piercing artist may not pierce the body of a patron without first obtaining a signed consent. A body piercing artist may not pierce the body of a patron with an evident skin lesion or skin infection or who is known or suspected to have an infectious or contagious disease in a communicable state. The consent form shall request information about medical problems that can cause the patron difficulty afterwards, e.g., diabetes, allergic reaction to certain metals or medications, hemophilia, blood clotting problems, or use of anticoagulation medications which may cause bleeding problems. A body piercing artist may not pierce the body of a patron who is under the influence of alcohol or other mind-altering drugs.

 

          A minor may not be pierced unless the minor's parents or legal guardian have signed a consent form authorizing the body piercing.

 

          A body piercing artist shall conspicuously post a notice stating that it is illegal to pierce any person under the age of 18 without the parents' or legal guardian's signed consent.

 

          Source: 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995; 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 


Rule 44:12:02:14 Communicable disease reporting.

          44:12:02:14.  Communicable disease reporting. A body piercing artist shall report within three days to the department any known or suspected communicable disease associated with the practice of body piercing. A body piercing artist shall consult with the artist's medical provider or the department for medical management of any needle-stick injuries. A report may be filed during normal business hours by a toll-free report line at 1-800-592-1861 or 605-773-3737; by a confidential answering device at 1-800-592-1804; by a fax at 605-773-5509; or by a secure website at https://apps.sd.gov/applications/PH93Morbidity/secure/index.asp. A report may be filed after normal business hours for a Category I disease by calling 605-773-3737 or 1-800-592-1861.

 

          Source: 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995; 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 

          Cross-Reference: Mandatory communicable disease reporting from physicians, laboratories and institutions -- State tuberculosis register -- Surveillance and control -- Adoption of rules, SDCL 34-22-12.

 


Rule 44:12:02:14.01 Record of patrons.

          44:12:02:14.01.  Record of patrons. An artist shall keep a record of each patron which includes name, address, age, consent form with medical inquiry, the locations, and description of piercings. This record shall be available for inspection and kept for a period of at least two years.

 

          Source: 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 


Rule 44:12:02:15 Equipment requiring sterilization.

          44:12:02:15.  Equipment requiring sterilization. Any body piercing equipment, such as forceps, insertion tapers, or needle holders, that is used by more than one patron must be sterilized after each use.

          Source: 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).


Rule 44:12:02:16 Needle construction -- Sterilization required.

          44:12:02:16.  Needle construction -- Sterilization required. All needles must be either stainless steel or nickel-plated carbon steel. Needles must be individually packaged and autoclaved before use. Needles are single-use items and once used must be disposed of.

          Source: 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).


Rule 44:12:02:17 Sterilization methods.

          44:12:02:17.  Sterilization methods. Equipment requiring sterilization shall be sterilized by using the method of steam pressure sterilization with at least 15 pounds of pressure per square inch at a temperature of 250 degrees Fahrenheit in an autoclave for the length of time instructed in the manufacturer's operational manual. This shall be certified by a chemical indicator which is attached to the autoclave bag and turns color when the required temperature has been reached. The owner or operator of the body piercing establishment shall provide lab result slips that state that each autoclave has been bacteriologically tested monthly with commercially prepared packets of Bacillus stearothermophilus or another Bacillus species and has passed the test. These lab result slips shall be kept for at least one year. Dry heat is not an acceptable method of sterilization for the purpose of this article.

 

          Source: 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995; 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 


Rule 44:12:02:18 Sterile equipment -- Packaging and storage.

          44:12:02:18.  Sterile equipment -- Packaging and storage. All sterile equipment and supplies shall be stored in a closed dustproof container in a manner that prevents contamination. All needles and jewelry shall be individually packaged before autoclaving. Autoclave packages shall be constructed so that contents are visible without opening the package. Autoclave packages containing equipment that has been autoclaved shall be marked with an expiration date. The expiration date may not exceed 30 days from the date autoclaved. Sterile equipment may not be used after the expiration date without being resterilized. Commercially available individually packaged sterilized equipment may be used within the manufacturer's expiration date.

 

          Source: 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995; 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 


Rule 44:12:02:19 Razor requirements.

          44:12:02:19.  Razor requirements. A razor may be used for one patron only and must then be discarded.

          Source: 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).


Rule 44:12:02:20 General-use equipment -- Sanitization required.

          44:12:02:20.  General-use equipment -- Sanitization required. All surfaces, counters, and general-use equipment in the body piercing area must be cleaned and sanitized before a patron is seated. To ensure a sterile operating field, a sterile disposable paper sheet or drape must be used. Drapes must be moisture resistant. The top surface of the drape is considered a sterile area and edges are not. Only sterile items may be placed on the sterile field. See Appendix B at the end of this article for a list of approved environmental cleaning solutions.

          Source: 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).


Rule 44:12:02:21 Linen cleaning and storage.

          44:12:02:21.  Linen cleaning and storage. Cloth towels, robes, and similar items used in conjunction with body piercing must be laundered in a washing machine with hot water, laundry detergent, and chlorine bleach between uses. A closed, dustproof container must be provided for the storage of clean towels and linen. A hamper or similar container must be provided for the storage of soiled towels and linen.

          Source: 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).


Rule 44:12:02:22 Hygienic practices -- Gloves required.

          44:12:02:22.  Hygienic practices -- Gloves required. A body piercing artist shall use antiseptic techniques at all times during the practice of body piercing. A body piercing artist shall thoroughly scrub the hands with liquid soap and water before beginning preparation for body piercing. Hands shall be dried with individual single-use towels or a commercial hand dryer. At all times when preparing the skin and while conducting the actual body piercing, the body piercing artist shall wear latex or vinyl examination gloves which shall be discarded upon completion of the body piercing. If there is an interruption in the body piercing process that requires the use of the body piercing artist's hands, the body piercing artist shall remove the gloves, rewash the hands, and put on new gloves.

 

          Source: 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995; 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 


Rule 44:12:02:23 Skin preparation.

          44:12:02:23.  Skin preparation. The skin area to be body pierced must be shaved, if needed, and must be washed with germicidal soap and water, rinsed, and dried. A single-use gauze pad or tissue may be used for washing the skin. Before body piercing the patron's skin, the body piercing artist must apply 70 percent isopropyl alcohol to the area to be pierced. This must be applied with cotton swabs or gauze. The cotton swabs or gauze may not be reused.

          Source: 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

          Cross-Reference: Care instructions for oral piercing, § 44:12:02:27.


Rule 44:12:02:24 Use of styptics.

          44:12:02:24.  Use of styptics. Styptics, if used to arrest bleeding, may be used only in liquid or powder form and must be applied with single use cotton swabs or gauze.

          Source: 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

          Cross-Reference: Care instructions for oral piercing, § 44:12:02:27.


Rule 44:12:02:25 Jewelry preparation.

          44:12:02:25.  Jewelry preparation. Jewelry or an insertion taper that has been autoclaved and never worn must be placed in a medical antibacterial prep soak for ten minutes and dried thoroughly before insertion. Jewelry previously worn by the patron must be soaked in a medical antibacterial prep soak for ten minutes in a separate container that is disposed of or sterilized immediately after the service. Jewelry worn by a person other than the patron must be cleaned and autoclaved before insertion.

          Source: 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).


Rule 44:12:02:26 Care instructions for body piercing.

          44:12:02:26.  Care instructions for body piercing. Upon completion of the body piercing, a body piercing artist must apply an antibacterial cleaner to the body piercing with a single-use cotton swab or gauze pad. The body piercing artist must provide each new patron written instructions regarding the proper care and precautions for a body piercing. Care instructions must include the following minimum recommendations:

          (1)  Wash the body piercing gently with mild soap and water and pat dry;

          (2)  Apply an antibacterial cleaner at least twice daily;

          (3)  Avoid swimming or soaking of the body piercing until healed;

          (4)  Avoid scratching, picking, or touching of the body piercing;

          (5)  If redness or swelling develops, contact your doctor.

          Source: 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

          Cross-Reference: Care instructions for oral piercing, § 44:12:02:27.


Rule 44:12:02:27 Care instructions for oral piercing.

          44:12:02:27.  Care instructions for oral piercing. The patron of oral piercing shall rinse the mouth with an antibacterial mouthwash containing no sugar or alcohol or with a hydrogen peroxide solution before the procedure. The body piercing artist shall provide written instructions regarding the proper care and precautions for a new oral body piercing to each patron. Care instructions shall include the following recommendations:

 

          (1)  Rinse the mouth twice a day with an antibacterial mouthwash containing no sugar or alcohol. The mouthwash may be diluted up to 75 percent to reduce irritation. Continue rinsing for the duration of the healing process;

 

          (2)  Avoid placing anything other than food in the mouth, including cigarettes, fingers, and gum;

 

          (3)  Eat and drink only for nutritional needs until healed; and

 

          (4)  If excessive swelling or pain develops, contact your doctor.

 

          Source: 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995; 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

 


Rule 44:12:02:28 Ear piercing.

          44:12:02:28.  Ear piercing. If ear piercing is conducted using individually packaged sterilized studs that are inserted using a commercial ear piercing gun and no other form of body piercing is provided, the body piercing artist is required only to notify in writing the municipality in which the ear piercing is conducted. If the ear piercing gun is reused, it must be cleaned between patrons with one of the products from Appendix A at the end of this article.

          Source: 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).


Rule 44:12:02:29 Use of ear piercing gun.

          44:12:02:29.  Use of ear piercing gun. An ear piercing gun may only be used to apply studs in a patron's ears, following manufacturer's instructions. The use of an ear piercing gun to apply a stud or any other jewelry to other areas of the body is prohibited.

          Source: 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).


Rule 44:12:02:30 Storage of soiled equipment.

          44:12:02:30.  Storage of soiled equipment. Upon completion of a body piercing, a body piercing artist must immerse any reusable equipment in a sanitizing solution, as identified in Appendix A at the end of this article, until it can be cleaned and sterilized.

          Source: 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).


Rule 44:12:02:31 Disposal of contaminated products.

          44:12:02:31.  Disposal of contaminated products. Gauze, cotton swabs, or other single-use products which are contaminated with body fluids must be disposed of in impervious double plastic bags which are securely sealed. The trash container used to hold these bags must be constructed of a durable, nonabsorbent, easily cleanable material and be provided with a tight-fitting lid. When needles or multiple use products used in conjunction with the practice of body piercing are disposed of, they must be autoclaved and placed in an impervious rigid container which is securely sealed.

          Source: 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995.

          General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-17(8).

          Cross-Reference: Disposal of medical wastes, ch 74:35:01.


Rule 44:12:02:32 Inspection fees. Inspection fees.

          44:12:02:32.  Inspection fees. A municipality that requests the department to conduct inspections of body piercing establishments shall remit $150 to the department for each inspection conducted. If the department conducts multiple inspections during a special event, the fee is $100 for each inspection conducted.

 

          A municipality shall make any request for inspections in writing.

 

          Source: 22 SDR 16, effective August 14, 1995; 39 SDR 119, effective January 8, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-1-16.1, 34-1-17(8).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 9-34-17, 34-1-16.1, 34-1-17(8).


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