Tattoo and Body Piercings


Tattoo and Body Piercings Quick Facts

Tattoo and Body Piercing in Indiana FAQs

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

The safety of our fellow Hoosiers is very important to us.

If you feel uncomfortable during tattooing or body piercing procedures or suspect improper practices—please call your local county health department to share your concern(s).

If you think you have been the victim of a crime, please report this immediately to your local police.

Section A: General Information for Tattooing and Body Piercing in Indiana

This section contains an overview of the tattooing and body piercing legislation in Indiana; the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogen Standard; and information regarding the hepatitis B vaccine, post-exposure medical evaluation, and bloodborne pathogen training. Contains Patrons Rights poster.

Section B: 410 IAC 1-5 Sanitary Operations of Tattoo Parlors

The section contains the legal citations regarding the operations of tattoo and piercing facilities in Indiana.

Section C: Compliance Information

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

Section D: Inspection Report Template for Tattooing and Body Piercing Facilities

This section contains an inspection report template, which may be used by local health departments when investigating tattoo or body piercing facilities.

Section E: Model Policy Template for Tattooing and Body Piercing Facilities

This section provides a "fill-in-the-blanks" model policy template which may be used to assist tattoo and/or body piercing facilities in the development and review of written policies that comply with the legal requirements of this rule.





Page last updated: February 14, 2018

Page last reviewed: September 1, 2017