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Guide for Sanitary Operations of Tattoo And Body Piercing Facilities in Indiana, March 2001

Section A: Information for Tattooing and Body Piercing in Indiana

This section contains an overview of the tattooing and body piercing legislation, the Indiana State Health Department rule governing the sanitary operations of tattoo parlors and body piercing facilities, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Bloodborne Pathogen Standard. In addition, information is provided about the hepatitis B vaccine, post-exposure medical evaluation, and bloodborne pathogen training.

Section B: The rule, 410 IAC 1-5 Sanitary Operations of Tattoo Parlors (includes requirements for the sanitary operations of body piercing facilities) 

The section contains the rule.

Section C: Compliance Information

This section provides useful information for meeting the requirements of the rule.

Section D: Inspection Report

Local health departments may choose to use this form when investigating a complaint regarding a tattoo parlor or body piercing facility or while performing any other inspection.

Section E: Policies for Tattooing and Body Piercing Facilities

This section provides a "fill-in-the-blanks" written model policy prepared by the Indiana State Department of Health to assist tattoo and/or body piercing facilities in developing written policies to comply with this rule.