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Body Art, Tattoo, and Body Piercing Regulations

The Department of Environmental Health Division monitors the tattoo and body art businesses in the City of Philadelphia. This is done through:

  • Routine sanitation/safety inspections of all shops that provide tattooing, piercing, and cosmetic makeup.
  • Issue and maintain records of all Certified Artists and Apprentices.
  • Offering Bloodborne Pathogens training classes for body artists.

Please refer to the Health Department Environmental Health – Body Art/Tattoo/Piercing Program website for details.

Body Art, Tattoo, and Body Piercing Regulations