• Current through October 23, 2012

For the purposes of this part, the practice of body art does not include:

(1) A licensed physician or surgeon performing body art services for medical reasons;

(2) A licensed funeral director performing body-piercing or tattooing services as required by that profession;

(3) Laser tattoo removal procedures; or

(4) Skin treatment procedures such as chemical peels or microdermabrasion.

(Oct. 23, 2012, D.C. Law 19-193, § 3(g), 59 DCR 10388.)


Legislative History of Laws

Law 19-193, the "Regulation of Body Artists and Body Art Establishments Act of 2012", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 19-221, which was referred to the Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 5, 2012, and July 10, 2012, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on August 17, 2012, it was assigned Act No. 19-448 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 19- 193 became effective on October 23, 2012.