§ 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.
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