(410 ILCS 54/5)
    Sec. 5. Purpose. It has been established that non-sterile needles can lead to the spread of certain blood-borne illnesses such as Hepatitis and HIV. Tattoo and body piercing practices affect the health, safety, and welfare of the public, therefore, the General Assembly finds that the regulation of tattoo and body piercing establishments by the State is necessary to ensure public health, safety, and welfare. It is further declared that the purpose of this Act is to provide for a safe and adequate blood supply. This Act shall be liberally construed to carry out these objectives and purposes.
(Source: P.A. 94-1040, eff. 7-1-07.)