Sugar Hill revises guidelines for body art establishments

After reviewing other city and county guidelines, the Sugar Hill City Council voted recently to amend some of the licensing requirements for body art establishments. According to the city’s Planning Director Kaipo Awana, when the city amended the municipal code for body art operators and artists they modeled it after Lawrenceville which includes a minimum education requirement of a high school diploma or equivalent diploma. Lawrenceville is the only city in Gwinnett which has this requirement. The city council agree to lift the high school or GED diploma requirement since the county ordinance mandates specialized training by approved service providers.

In another amendment the council voted to simplify the way in which distances are measured between body art establishments and residential communities, alcohol sales, and other body art businesses.

In other related actions, the council approved a special use permit to allow body art within the existing Muze Salon at 4749 Nelson Brogdon Blvd.