Body art includes body piercing, tattooing, scarification and cosmetic tattooing. It does not include medical procedures, piercing of the outer part of the ear or lobe and does not include the painting of the skin with tempura or temporary, non-indelible inks, paints or dyes.
The purpose of the “Body Art Studios and Body Artist Rules,” is to establish “reasonable standards for individuals performing body art procedures and the facilities from which the procedures are provided. Such standards are designed to promote the health and safety of all individuals performing and receiving body art services.”
There are four tattoo parlors or body art studios in Griffin and Spalding County listed in the phone book, Ink Wizard, Fat Bob’s, Fury Styles and Silver Dollar Tattoos.
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