St. Louis Public Radio News
11:16 am
Mon March 3, 2003

Tattoo Parlors Taking on New Rules

St. Louis, MO – Tattoo shops in Missouri are now living under new rules which require them to be licensed, inspected, and pay fees.

Businesses that perform tattooing, body piercing, or branding started receiving letters from the state about a month ago, informing them of the new rules. The aim is to prevent the spread of disease. The owners have 30 days from when they received the letters to comply.