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Michigan law requires tattoo and body art providers to be licensed by the Michigan Department of Community Health. The law aims to reduce the spread of diseases such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV. These viruses can be dangerous. They can make you sick and they can possibly make your family sick, if they are exposed. Some of these diseases are permanent and can be fatal. Keeping a clean shop and using safe work practices, ensures a safe and professional atmosphere for artists and clients.

  

To learn more about Body Art Facility Licensure in Michigan, go to www.michigan.gov/bodyart.

  

Licensed Facilities in Muskegon County

  

Area 51 Tattoo 175 W Clay, Muskegon, MI 49440
Attitudes (Shade Shack) 1610 Evanston, Muskegon, MI 49442
AWOL Custom Tattooing 1780 Sherman Blvd, Muskegon, MI 49441
Black Label Custom Tattooing 544 E Apple, Muskegon, MI 49442
Fine Tattoo and Body Piercing 3010 E Apple Ave, Muskegon, MI 49442
Glamour/External Ink Tattoo & Body Piercing 4161 Grand Haven Rd, Muskegon, MI 49441
The Morg 1430 Holton Rd, Muskegon, MI 49445
Muskegon Electric Coil Tattoo 976 First St, Muskegon, MI 49440
The Orphanage 1125 Third St, Muskegon, MI 49441
Sky Images Tattoo & Piercing Studio 1259 or 3649 E Apple Ave, Muskegon, MI 49442
Slippy Ink 1865 Henry St, Muskegon, MI 49441
The Tattoomb 2836 E Apple Ave, Muskegon, MI 49442
Third Dimension Custom Tattooing 1921 Apple Ave, Ste C, Muskegon, MI 49442
Welcome Back Tattoo Studio 485 Whitehall Rd, Ste B, N Muskegon, MI 49445
Zen Tattoo & Body Piercing 3529 Getty St, Ste 1, Muskegon, MI 49441

   

List of licensed body art facilities in Michigan

   


Information for Artists

  

Frequently Asked Questions

Links to Body Art Facility Inspection Request forms:

           Body Art Facility Inspection Request Form

           Body Art Temporary Facility Inspection Request Form

   

  • How much does it cost to be a State of Michigan licensed Body Art Facility in Muskegon County?

In order to be a licensed Body Art Facility in Michigan, you must pay a $500 license fee to the Michigan Department of Community Health and a $200 inspection fee to Public Health Muskegon County annually.

  

Michigan Department of Community Health License Fee $500
Muskegon County Inspection Fees  

Routine Inspection (Annual or New Applications before July 1

$150

Routine Inspection (New Applications on or after July 1)

$  80

Reinspection

$135
              Plan Review (includes pre-opening inspection) $225
              Temporary License Inspection-Independent Unit (14 days or less) $  60
              Temporary License Inspection-Shared Resource Event (14 days or less) $  30

   

  • How long is a Michigan Body Art Facility License good for?

Michigan Body Art Licenses are good for 1 calendar year and expire on December 31. License renewal fees must be paid to the Michigan Department of Community Health by December 1 in order to not be subject to a $250 late fee. If you are applying for a new body art license in the middle of the year, the fee is $500 before July 1 and $250 after July 1.

  

  • What are the rules for Body Art Facilities in the State of Michigan?

Requirements for Body Art Facilities

Public Act 375 of 2010

    

  • Where can I get my Michigan Medical Waste Producer Registration?

Medical Waste Requirements

   

For more information, including the application for a license, go to www.michigan.gov/bodyart.

   


Information for People Getting Body Art Procedures

  

Frequently Asked Questions

    

  • What are some things I should ask my artist to ensure my safety?

Ask your artist if they use an autoclave or if they use all disposable equipment. If they use an autoclave, you can ask to see the spore testing results to ensure the autoclave is tested monthly and is working properly. If the body artist says they use all disposable equipment, make sure they open new disposable body art equipment for your procedure. You can also view the Requirements for Body Art Facilities prior to having work done.

   

  • If I have a complaint regarding my body art experience who should I notify?

All licensed body art facilities are required to post the Notice for Filing Complaints. Complaints against a body art facility related to the Requirements for Body Art Facilities may be filed with the Michigan Department of Community Health using their online complaint form.

  

Infected tattoos
  • My tattoo/piercing doesn't look like it is healing correctly, what should I do?

    If you have any concerns regarding how your body art is healing, it is always wise to seek appropriate medical attention. If you have simple questions regarding aftercare or the healing process, you can always see your body artist and they should be able to answer any questions.

For more information for consumers, go to www.michigan.gov/bodyart.