(a) A person may not conduct, operate, or maintain a tattoo studio unless the person holds a license issued by the department to operate the tattoo studio. Except as provided by Section 146.0025 , a person may not conduct, operate, or maintain a body piercing studio unless the person holds a license issued by the department to operate the body piercing studio.
(b) Except as provided by Section 146.0025 , a person may not practice tattooing or body piercing at a temporary location unless the person holds a temporary location license for tattooing or body piercing, as appropriate, issued by the department.
(c) The license must be displayed in a prominent place in the tattoo or body piercing studio or temporary location.
(d) Tattooing and body piercing are permitted only at a location that is in compliance with this chapter and rules adopted under this chapter.
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