Any owner of a tattoo studio who does not obtain a West Virginia business registration
certificate, who does not register with their local or regional board of health or
who fails to request an inspection pursuant to section six of this article shall be
guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, for a first offense, may have
all of the tattoo equipment and paraphernalia confiscated and shall be fined one hundred
dollars. For a second offense, which is a misdemeanor, the owner may have all of the tattoo
equipment and paraphernalia confiscated and shall be fined not less than five hundred
dollars nor more than one thousand dollars or confined in a county or regional jail
not less than ten days nor more than one year, or both fined and imprisoned. For a third offense, which is a misdemeanor, the owner shall have all the tattoo equipment
and paraphernalia confiscated, shall be fined not less than one thousand dollars nor
more than five thousand dollars, or confined in a county or regional jail not less
than thirty days nor more than one year, or both fined and imprisoned.
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