Do I need a license to perform Body Art?
While individual artists are not required to be licensed at this time, beginning January 1, 2017 all establishments in Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas counties where body art procedures are being conducted are required to obtain a Tri-County Health Department Body Art Establishment license.

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1. What are some health risks associated with body art procedures?
2. Do I need a license to perform Body Art?
3. What are the local regulations for Body Art facilities?
4. How do I open a Body Art facility in Tri-County Health Department’s jurisdiction?
5. Can I open up a Body Art facility in my own home?
6. What can be done about someone tattooing from their home/unlicensed facility?
7. Can I report a Body Art facility if they are performing body art on underage persons?
8. What is the easiest way to obtain the hepatitis B vaccine?
9. Can Tri-County Health Department recommend a Body Art facility?
10. Is blood borne training required by the Tri-County Health Department?
11. How often will my Body Art facility be inspected?
12. What are the inspection fees?
13. Will Tri-County Health Department pro-rate the inspection fee?
14. Will the Tri-County Health Department accept partial payments?
15. How do I know that my tattoo procedure will be conducted in a sanitary manner?
16. I recently got a tattoo and I think the area is becoming infected. What should I do?
17. Are there any concerns about getting a tattoo while pregnant?
18. Are there any concerns about getting x-rays if I have tattoos?
19. What are the risks of using a home piercing kit?
20. Can I donate blood after getting a tattoo?
21. Does Tri-County Health Department inspect at temporary body art events?
22. Does Tri-County Health Department inspect mobile body art establishments?