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Body Art (Tattoos, Piercings, Branding)
Facility Licensing in Michigan

Body art is becoming increasingly popular and the implementation of Public Act 149 sets statewide requirements for body art facilities aimed at decreasing the risk of transmission of bloodborne diseases such as hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

Beginning January 1, 2010, no person shall tattoo, brand or perform body piercing on another individual unless the tattooing, branding, or body piercing occurs at a body art facility possessing a valid Body Art Facility License issued by the Department

 

The Law

Public Act 149 – Regulating Body Art in Michigan

 

Licensing

 

Owners or operators of body art facilities will be required to apply for a body art facility license through MDHHS.

 

Important documents for Body Art Facilities

Body Art Information for the Public

Information on PA 149, health care concerns and aftercare instructions, to find out if a facility is licensed or to lodge a complaint against a body art facility, and more:

Need More Information?

If you have questions about licensure or the plan review process and requirements, please contact one of the following staff members:

Branch County,
Mark Kraenzlein
517-279-9561 x 0152#
Hillsdale County,
James Young
517-437-7395 x 0309#
St. Joseph County,
David Wagoner
269-273-2161 x 0231#
 
570 N. Marshall Rd
Coldwater, MI  49036

517-279-9561
20 Care Drive
Hillsdale, MI 49242

517-437-7395
1110 Hill St.
Three Rivers, MI  49093

269-273-2161
 
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