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Tattoos & Body Piercing

Tattoo and Body Piercing establishments are regulated by OAC 3701-9. The Union County Health Department inspects licensed tattoo facilities annually.

Opening a Tattoo and/or Body Piercing Establishment?

If you wish to open a tattoo facility you must fill out an application.  Submit the application with your building plans, equipment list, and copies of the blood-borne pathogen certification for all tattoo artists. The license fee is $125, annually. Once all plans and certifications have been approved, then an inspection of the facility is required before the license will be issued.

Having a Tattoo and/or Body Piercing Party?

If you have a licensed tattoo artist come into your facility/home for a tattoo party then a temporary tattoo license must be obtained. The artist’s business license does not extend beyond his licensed facility. Print and fill out the form and return it to the Union County Health Department. The cost is $125. The license is good for up to 5 days and no more than 10 a year can be issued from the same county to the same artist.