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New Body Art Rules in Ohio Effective September 1, 2014

The use of improperly sanitized needles and instruments for invasive procedures on the human body and/or procedures being completed by inadequately trained individuals can contribute to the spread of communicable diseases and/or cause permanent injury.

The goal of this program is to assure that businesses performing tattooing or body piercing procedures do so in a manner that meets safety and sanitation standards and with staff adequately trained to perform the procedures through inspection of businesses and education of operators.


Environmental Health Code Chapter 2210: Tattoo and Body Piercing

Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3701-9: Tattoo and Body Piercing Rules


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