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Body Art , Tattoos, & Piercings

Body art in Ohio is regulated under the authority of Chapter 3730.01 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) and Chapter 3701-9 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC).

These rules and regulations have been established to protect the public health of the community. Body Art procedures present opportunities for the transmission of blood-borne pathogens and bacterial infections. Our role in ensuring the safety of the public is to routinely conduct comprehensive inspections of Body Art facilities, paying particular attention to record-keeping, sanitation requirements, and overall maintenance of the facility.

  • The body art rules were created to establish minimum standards, applicable throughout Ohio, for the operation and maintenance of body art facilities in order to protect the public from injury, minimize the potential for disease transmission, and provide a safe and healthy environment.
  • The body art program is administered locally by the local health district in which the body art facility is located.
  • If you own or operate a body art facility, have plans to so, or have any questions, you may contact your local health department for assistance.

Contact

Office Location
Environmental Health Division
71 South Washington Street
Suite 1102
Tiffin, OH 44883

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Phone
(419) 447-3691 ext. 6321

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