Tattoo and Piercing Facilities
Public health sanitarians inspect and license tattoo and piercing establishments to ensure safe and sanitary conditions are being maintained. Anyone considering a tattoo or piercing should be aware of the risks and follow certain guidelines when choosing a tattoo or piercing establishment. Learn more about risks and guidelines for selecting a tattoo or piercing establishment...
Licensing and Inspections
Routine, unannounced inspections, along with educational programs/information, raise awareness of disease and infection prevention.
All tattoo and body piercing establishments are required by Ohio law to be licensed by a local health department. All such establishments in Hamilton County, outside the city limits of Cincinnati, Norwood, Sharonville and Springdale are required to be licensed by Hamilton County Public Health. Additionally, employees working in a licensed establishment are required to be trained in first aid, CPR and blood borne pathogen exposure control.
Ohio law also states that establishments offering tattoos or body piercing are not permitted to provide these services to anyone under age 18 without the consent of a parent or guardian.
If you have questions about tattoos or body piercings, if you would like to report an unlicensed person or facility, or if you are interested in opening a tattoo or piercing facility, contact Hamilton County Public Health at (513) 946-7879.
Recent Inspection Reports
Bullseye Tattoo and Body Piercing
*Please note: Tattoo and Piercing Facilities are inspected on a quarterly basis. If you are looking for a facility that is not listed here, it may be located in the City of Cincinnati. Please contact the Cincinnati Health Department at (513) 357-7200.
Contact the Waste Management Division at (513) 946-7879 for an inspection report that is not listed here.