Body Art

Tattoo and body piercing establishments in Ohio are regulated under the authority of Chapter 3701 of the Ohio Administrative Code. Tattoo and body piercing services must be licensed to operate by the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department.
The Health Department licenses and inspects tattoo and body piercing establishments to reduce the risk of disease transmission. The goal of this program is to assure that anyone performing tattooing or body piercing procedures follows safety and sanitation standards established by state law. If you are not sure if a tattoo or body piercing operator is licensed, call the number listed below prior to having any work done by them.

Annual License Fees
Permanent tattoo or body piercing operation: $250.00 per year Temporary operation: $50.00 per license


Email Matt Hemmer, RS or call 740-454-9741 extension 232.


Ohio Administrative Code

Program Fees: click HERE

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