Don’t let just anyone tattoo, pierce your body


Should be done by businesses licensed to do procedure

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The Logan County Health District inspects and licenses tattoo businesses in Logan County. Currently, there are four body art establishments licensed and inspected in the county. These businesses are inspected before opening and then once a year. A Board of Health may inspect an approved body art business at any time the board considers necessary.

The Environmental Health Division provides inspection services to help ensure the public’s health.

Whether tattooing, piercing or applying permanent cosmetics, body art is an invasive procedure in which the skin is pierced to insert pigment or jewelry. The process can cause a small amount of bleeding from the person undergoing the procedure. As a result, the potential for bloodborne diseases (Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, & HIV) transmission and serious bacterial infections (such as MRSA) exists, so it is of extreme importance that the proper safety and sanitation protocols are being followed.

It is for these reasons that anyone seeking body art of any kind should go to a body art business that is licensed

Ohio’s Body Art Rules and Regulations define what can and cannot be done with regard to body art procedures. The code also addresses the handling of minors, artist training, routine testing of sterilization equipment and the development of a Standards of Operations guide for the establishment. Complaints of unlicensed tattoo artists operating businesses out of private homes are investigated.

Resources:

Ohio Revised Code (ORC) – Chapter 3730: Tattooing or Body Piercing Services

Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) – Chapter 3701-9 Body Art (Tattoo and Body-Piercing)

Should be done by businesses licensed to do procedure

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Submitted by the Logan County Health District.

Submitted by the Logan County Health District.