Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 146.001

In this chapter:


“Body piercing” means the creation of an opening in an individual’s body, other than in an individual’s earlobe, to insert jewelry or another decoration.


“Body piercer” means a person who performs body piercing.


“Body piercing studio” means a facility in which body piercing is performed.


“Tattoo” means the practice of producing an indelible mark or figure on the human body by scarring or inserting a pigment under the skin using needles, scalpels, or other related equipment. The term includes the application of permanent cosmetics.


“Tattooist” means a person who performs tattooing.


“Tattoo studio” means an establishment or facility in which tattooing is performed.


“Temporary location” means a fixed location at which an individual operator performs tattooing or body piercing for a specified period of not more than seven days in conjunction with a single event or celebration, where the primary function of the event or celebration is tattooing or body piercing.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 580, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 936, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 516, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1226, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.

Source: Section 146.001 — Definitions, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­146.­htm#146.­001 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

§ 146.001’s source at texas​.gov