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A person who provides instruction on tattooing techniques or participates in the demonstration of a tattooing-related product or offers tattooing as part of a professional course, seminar, workshop, trade show or other event, may practice tattooing for such purpose, may not be required to hold a license or temporary permit provided such person:
Is licensed or certified in the state, territory or possession of the United States or foreign country that is the primary place where such person practices tattooing if such state, territory, possession or foreign country requires licensure or certification for tattooing;
Has successfully completed a course on prevention of disease transmission and blood-borne pathogens that complies with the standards adopted by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as described in 29 CFR 1910.1030 et seq., as amended from time to time, within the preceding three years;
Practices tattooing under the direct supervision of a tattoo technician;
Does not receive compensation for tattooing, other than for providing instruction or tattooing services to persons in attendance at the course, seminar, workshop, trade show or event; and
Provides instruction, demonstrates tattooing techniques or offers tattooing only for persons enrolled in the course, seminar or workshop or attending the trade show or event at which the person provides instruction, demonstrates a product or offers tattooing.
Any person or organization that holds or produces a course, seminar, workshop, trade show or other event at which a person who is not a tattoo technician licensed in the state provides tattooing instruction, participates in the demonstration of a tattooing-related product or offers tattooing to persons in attendance at the trade show or event shall ensure compliance with these provisions.