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).
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