Tattoo/Body Art Establishment License

To protect the health of those seeking body art services within the State of Michigan, the Michigan Department of Community Health has developed comprehensive requirements under which body art facilities must operate. The requirements place the responsibility of licensing body art facilities and technicians with the local health department.

The Michigan Body Art Code requires the following:

  • permits for establishments
  • sanitation guidelines and requirements for proper post-piercing care
  • technician completion of a course with the OSHA required content on bloodborne pathogens
  • the Hepatitis B vaccination series be offered to all technicians employed by the body art establishment

Not all body art facilities are licensed!
To ensure that your health is protected, visit the State of Michigan Licensed Body Art Facility Directory.

If you are seeking licensing for a new body art facility or technician, please click the appropriate link below:

MDCH Requirements for Body Art Facilities

Apply for or Renew a Body Art Facility License