Body art, nail technology changes adopted

Several changes to state law regulating nail technology and tattoo artists were approved Aug. 13.

Sen. Mark Kolterman
Sen. Mark Kolterman

LB607, introduced by Sen. Mark Kolterman of Seward:
• creates a three-day license for a “guest body artist” enabling him or her to work at a licensed tattoo establishment or under a licensed body artist;
• creates the position of nail technology apprentice and allows an apprentice to work under a licensed nail technologist;
• updates the definition of cosmetic tattooing;
• adds “natural nail” treatment—work done on a person’s nails without adding to the nail—to the definition of manicuring; and
• allows the Board of Cosmetology, Electrology, Esthetics, Nail Technology and Body Art to administer licensing exams in multiple languages.

The bill passed on a 31-10 vote.

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