Panama City Beach
Henna Tattoos

 

Don’t let a vacation souvenir become a lifetime reminder of the dangers of henna tattoos.

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Panama City Beach Tattoo Ordinance

Sec. 16-42. Temporary henna tattoos.


(a) For purposes of this section, the following definitions shall apply:
Temporary tattoo or tattooing-- Any method of placing designs, letters, scrolls, figures, symbols or any other marks upon the skin by means of application of any chemical, dye or any other substance that results in the temporary coloring of the skin without regard to the type of instrument that is used to apply to the skin the chemical, dye or other substance or the method by which said chemical, dye or other substance is applied to the skin.


(b) Each person offering the sale and application of a temporary tattoo to the skin of a person within the municipal boundaries of the City, and the person or business, if any, employing such person to temporarily tattoo the skin, shall conspicuously display a Notice as more particularly described in sub-section C below, for inspection by law enforcement officers and health inspectors, and failure to display such Notice for any reason shall be deemed sufficient grounds, without more, to enjoin such person and such employer, if any, from engaging in further temporary tattooing as a public nuisance.

(c) The Notice required by this section shall be not less than eighteen (18) inches in height and twenty- four (24) inches in width, as approved by the police chief, and shall contain the following text in block style letters no less than one-half-inch in height:


THE US FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION STATES THAT THE USE OF HENNA, A COLORING FROM A PLANT, IS APPROVED FOR USE AS A HAIR DYE ONLY. HENNA MAY CAUSE SKIN IRRITATION OR OTHER HARMFUL SKIN REACTIONS.
IN THE EVENT THAT YOU SUFFER AN ADVERSE SKIN REACTION FROM A TEMPORARY TATTOO, CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN IMMEDIATELY AND REPORT THE INJURY TO THE BAY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT AT (850) 872-4455 EXT 1223.

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For more information about henna tattoos please see the FDA web site.