Tattoos & Body Piercing

Program Background


The Allen County Health Department licenses and inspects tattoo and body piercing establishments.  Inspections include equipment, equipment sterilization and methods, and required paperwork.

The goal of this program is to assure that businesses performing tattooing or body piercing procedures do so in a manner that meets safety and sanitation standards.  Registered Sanitarians inspect businesses and help educate the operators.

Obtain a License

Contact the Environmental Division of the Allen County Health Department at 419-228-4457 for more information about obtaining a license.

  Application to Operate a Tattoo or Body Piercing Establishment
  Instructions & Fees are listed on the application form

Licensed Tattoo and Body Piercing Establishments


Regulations and Guidelines

Under the authority of Ohio Revised Code 3730.01 – 3730.11, the Allen County Board of Health administers and enforces Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3701-9 in reference to businesses that offer tattoo and/or body piercing services.

  Allen County Board of Health Adopted Regulations
  Ohio Revised Code
  Ohio Administrative Code