Environmental Health provides inspection services to help ensure the public's health. In addition to food service establishments and new and remodeled plumbing projects, we inspect body art establishments, hotels and motels, school buildings, and swimming pools and spas
Body Art Establishments
The popularity of body art in Montgomery County has grown significantly in recent years. In 1994, only five establishments were licensed. Currently, there are approximately forty-five (45) body art establishments that are licensed and inspected.
Whether you are 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 by the person undergoing the procedure. As result, the potential for bloodborne disease transmission exists, so it is of paramount importance that the proper safety and sanitation protocols are adhered to.
The State of Ohio Body Art Rules and Regulations define what can and cannot be done with regard to body art procedures. The codes also address the handling of minors, artist training, routine testing for sterilization equipment and the development of a Standards of Operations guide for the establishment.
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Complaints of unlicensed tattoo artists operating out of homes are investigated.