Legal Advertising Regulations for S.C. Tattoo Parlors

The following is from Addendum A and concerns the business’ required legal ad placement, which must be submitted to the Department prior to scheduling an initial licensing inspection:

Written statement that the applicant has advertised in the legal section of a newspaper, nearest the location of the business, at least once a week for three consecutive weeks, of their intent to apply for a tattoo facility license. Submit a copy of the advertisement and name of the newspaper. Section 44-34-110 (C), State Code of Laws, states:

“A person who intends to apply for a license under this article must advertise at least once a week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper circulated nearest to the proposed location of the business and most likely to give notice to interested citizens of the county, city, and community in which the applicant proposes to engage in business. The department shall determine which newspapers meet the requirements of this section based on available circulation figures and the proposed location of the business. However, if a newspaper is published in the county and historically has been the newspaper where the advertisements are published, the advertisements published in that newspaper meet the requirements of this subsection. The notice must be in the legal notice section of the paper, or in an equivalent section if the newspaper has no legal notice section, and must be in large type, cover a space one column wide and not less than two inches deep, and state the type of license applied for and the exact location at which the proposed business is to be operated.”