• Locations & Hours:
    Reibold Building
    117 S Main Street Dayton, Ohio 45422
    Office Hours
    • Monday8:00am - 11:30am
      12:30pm - 4:00pm
    • Tuesday8:00am - 11:30am
      12:30pm - 4:00pm
    • Wednesday8:00am - 11:30am
      12:30pm - 4:00pm
    • Thursday8:00am - 11:30am
      12:30pm - 4:00pm
    • Friday8:00am - 11:30am
      12:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Contact - Phone Number : 937-225-4460
  • Introduction:

    Public Health licenses and inspects body art establishments including tattoo and body piercing facilities within the county to ensure compliance with state and local regulations. Inspectors verify requirements for operator and artist training along with the use of equipment to eliminate the potential for bloodborne disease transmission. In 2022, PHDMC conducted over 160 inspections at more than 110 Body Art/Tattoo operations.

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Body Art & Tattoos Inspection Services

Public Health licenses and inspects body art establishments including tattoo and body piercing facilities within the county to ensure compliance with state and local regulations. Inspectors verify requirements for operator and artist training along with the use of equipment to eliminate the potential for bloodborne disease transmission. In 2022, PHDMC conducted over 160 inspections at more than 110 Body Art/Tattoo operations.

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Reibold Building
117 S Main Street Dayton, Ohio 45422
Office Hours
  • Monday8:00am - 11:30am
    12:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday8:00am - 11:30am
    12:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday8:00am - 11:30am
    12:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Thursday8:00am - 11:30am
    12:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Friday8:00am - 11:30am
    12:30pm - 4:00pm

Public Health’s Office of Environmental Health provides a convenient online payment option for license and permit payments. The options available are Credit Card, Personal Check (Homeowner submittal)or Business Check.

Electronic Payments

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 ninety (90) 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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