Our staff inspects the licensed tattoo-body piercing facilities to ensure safe, sanitary methods are being utilized to reduce the risks of complications and health issues.
The Ohio Regulations for this program can be found at: Ohio Administrative Code 3701-9. A summary of the regulations can be downloaded for your reference: Tattoo Facility Requirements
The current state regulations require that health departments inspect these facilities at least once per year. Our staff conducts a comprehensive inspection of all facilities monthly during their first year of operation and then quarterly after they have passed their one year anniversary of being in business.
Prior to opening a facility, all applicants must fill out an application and complete our plan review process.
An application to operate a tattoo and/or body piercing establishment can be downloaded here: Tattoo & Body Piercing License Application
Problems associated with tattoos/body piercing
- Eyebrow piercing can cause nerve damage causing an eyebrow to droop
- Tongue piercing can cause loss of taste buds
- Increased risk of contracting Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV (to reduce the risk always go to a licensed professional facility)
- Oral piercing can cause speech impediments, such as a lisp
*THESE ARE ONLY A FEW OF THE PROBLEMS*
Young adults interested in more information can go to:
“Is Body Piercing Safe” http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_body/skin_stuff/body_piercing_safe.html