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Tattoo / Body Piercing

Our sanitarians inspect tattoo and body piercing establishments to ensure safety and sanitation standards are being met.

Contact Info

  • Ashland County Health Department Environmental Health Division
  • 419-282-4337

Using improperly sanitized needles and instruments for tattooing or body piercing can contribute to the spread of a communicable disease and/or cause permanent injury. Just as important as using sanitized needles and instruments is properly trained shop operators and their staff. Our sanitarians provide education and complete routine inspections to assure compliance with Ohio Revised Code 3730.

Sample Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan


Application for a Temporary Tattoo – Body Piercing Operation 2022

Bloodborne Pathogen Training

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