Rushville Republican


September 10, 2013

Tattoo, body piercing ordinance passes

Acting on a request by the Rush County Health Board, the Rush County Commissioners recently approved amendments to the local ordinance regarding tattoos, body piercings and body modifications. The original ordinance was approved in 2011 and the new changes are the first since its inception.

Currently, the county’s only licensed establishment offering the aforementioned alterations is the House of Ink, 128 W. Second Street, Rushville.

The changes include the language contained in the definition section regarding body modifications: “Means any tattoo, body piercing, or other penetrating body art, or the use of needles, scalpels or other medical devices to inert devices or modify the body for the purpose of adornment. This does not include henna tattoos or others surface adornment.”

Other changes approved regarded the physical facility (business).

a) Equipment and supplies used in the course of the tattoo and body piercing service or disinfection and sterilization procedures shall not be stored or utilized within the restroom.

b) No room used as a living quarters or directly opening into a living quarters or sleeping quarters shall be used for non-prohibited tattooing and or body piercing.

c) Live animals, except for service animals, must be excluded from areas where tattooing or body piercing is being conducted.

Operator and Artist Responsibilities

d) Any person under the age of eighteen (18) must have written permission from a parent or guardian, which forms must be maintained. The parent or guardian must be present during the performance of the non-prohibited act. Any person under the age of eighteen (18) years of age is prohibited from receiving the services of implanting, suspension, scarification and piercing or dying of the nipples or genitalia.

7. Ink may be diluted only with sterile water and may not be diluted with distilled or reverse osmosis water.

Body modifications are defined as a medical procedure and may only be performed by a person with a valid Indiana medical license.


Artist must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and no permit may be issued to anyone under the age of eighteen (18) years of age.

The newly adopted changes became effective Monday following the commissioner’s approval and signatures.

Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106

Text Only
  • 1 nws-rv042514-maggard arrest pic No Headline Provided GREENSBURG — A Rushville man who bonded out of the Decatur County Jail Monday afternoon after posting 10 percent of a $100,000 cash bond is facing serious charges related to an incident Saturday night in Greensburg in which he allegedly, among other

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • How to deal with nuisance wild animals Most people enjoy watching wildlife and sometimes even interacting with critters on occasion. One of my favorite activities is keeping the bird feeder well supplied and seeing Hoosier song birds up close and personal. Sometimes there are situations w

    April 22, 2014

  • Briefs Obituaries Marvin Cox, 67 Larry Dean Maupin, 68 Michael Tungate, 60 Thanks! The Rushville Republican thanks the following persons for their subscription to and support of this newspaper: John Owen Alan Amos Events Not-for-profits may submit upcoming

    April 22, 2014

  • 1 nws rv 042214 dark aisles Library continues 'It's overdue, renew' campaign Since the Rushville Public Library opened its doors in 1910, the library has been through changes. The original library was a two-room facility located in the county courthouse. In the late 1920's, a combination of public and private monies funded th

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • 1 fd glenwood 042214 pic Improvements made to Glenwood Community Center Thanks in large part to a Rush County Community Foundation Grant (RCCFG), the Glenwood Community Center recently had new windows installed. The center was built in 1970 and has served the rural community since that time as a meeting site for the town

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 1 fd comms 042214 pic 'Chicken Ordinance' returned to BZA unsigned Meeting for the second time in their new home, the Assembly Room of the county courthouse, the county commissioners needed the additional space as a result of the number of those in attendance Monday. A number of those on hand came to voice their con

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 2 nws-rv-042214-Mohr candidacy pic Gerald Mohr announces candidacy for County Council District One Gerald Mohr is married to Anita (Smith) Mohr and they are parents to Brian (Katie) Mohr and Brett (Andrea) Mohr. They are proud grandparents to Hailey, Spencer, Carter and Asha Mohr. Gerald started his career in Rush County upon graduation from India

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Meal time request, 'May I be excused from the table please?' In a day and age filled with fast food dining and other meals consumed on the living room coffee table, I grew up in a different time. My mother and father were rigid about a number of things, but few things had my attention more than at meal times.

    April 22, 2014

  • sch-rv041814-school lunch pic More than half of local students get lunch assistance The share of students at Greensburg Community Schools who get free and reduced lunches has spiked by about a third in the last five years. Fifty-one percent of Greensburg students get help through the federal school lunch program, according to the In

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Purdue events calendar Events in this calendar, plus many others, are listed in Purdue's online calendar at ENTERTAINMENT • April 17. 7:30 p.m. Loeb Playhouse. Brad Mehldau jazz piano trio, presented by Purdue Convocations. Ticket holders are in

    April 18, 2014