(410 ILCS 54/10)
    Sec. 10. Definitions. In this Act:
    "Aseptic technique" means a practice that prevents and hinders the transmission of disease-producing microorganisms from one person or place to another.
    "Body piercing" means penetrating the skin to make a hole, mark, or scar that is generally permanent in nature. "Body piercing" does not include practices that are considered medical procedures or the puncturing of the outer perimeter or lobe of the ear using a pre-sterilized, single-use stud and clasp ear piercing system.
    "Client" means the person, customer, or patron whose skin will be tattooed or pierced.
    "Communicable disease" means a disease that can be transmitted from person to person directly or indirectly, including diseases transmitted via blood or body fluids.
    "Department" means the Department of Public Health or other health authority designated as its agent.
    "Director" means the Director of Public Health or his or her designee.
    "Establishment" means a body-piercing operation, a tattooing operation, or a combination of both operations in a multiple-type establishment.
    "Ink cup" means a small container for an individual portion of pigment that may be installed in a holder or palette and in which a small amount of pigment of a given color is placed.
    "Multi-type establishment" means an operation encompassing both body piercing and tattooing on the same premises and under the same management.
    "Person" means any individual, group of individuals, association, trust, partnership, corporation, or limited liability company.
    "Procedure area" means the immediate area where instruments and supplies are placed during a procedure.
    "Operator" means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, or other entity engaged in the business of owning, managing, or offering services of body piercing or tattooing.
    "Sanitation" means the effective bactericidal and veridical treatment of clean equipment surfaces by a process that effectively destroys pathogens.
    "Single use" means items that are intended for one time and one person use only and are to then be discarded.
    "Sterilize" means to destroy all living organisms including spores.
    "Tattooing" means making permanent marks on the skin of a live human being by puncturing the skin and inserting indelible colors. "Tattooing" includes imparting permanent makeup on the skin, such as permanent lip coloring and permanent eyeliner. "Tattooing" does not include any of the following:
        (1) The practice of electrology as defined in the
Electrologist Licensing Act.
        (2) The practice of acupuncture as defined in the
Acupuncture Practice Act.
        (3) The use, by a physician licensed to practice
medicine in all its branches, of colors, dyes, or pigments for the purpose of obscuring scar tissue or imparting color to the skin for cosmetic, medical, or figurative purposes.
(Source: P.A. 99-117, eff. 1-1-16; 100-863, eff. 8-14-18.)