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Environmental Health

Body Art and Tattoo Facilities I Child Care and Group Home Facilities I Non-Community Water Supply
On-site Sewage Treatment Systems (OSTS) I Public and Semi-Public Swimming Facilities
Food Service Facilities I School Facilities I Tanning Facilities


Body Art and Tattoo Facilities

The Environmental Health Division licenses and inspects those facilities that provide the following services: tattooing, body piercing, branding, subdermal implant, or scarification. Regulation and education for these facilities is performed in order to protect human health by reducing the risk of communicable disease outbreaks and injury from body art.


CDC Body Art - Information regarding specific bloodborne pathogens and how tattooists and piercers can reduce the risks.
FDA Tattoo and Permanent Makeup Resources - Safety and regulatory information concerning tattooing and permanent makeup.
Association of Professional Piercers – Information & publications regarding piercing, aftercare, member listings, jewelry considerations and more.


North Dakota Administrative Code 33-41 requires compliance with 29 CFR Part 1910.1030 “Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens”.

The operator shall be certified in CPR.

If you have questions please contact the Environmental Health Division.

Forms & Regulations

Body Art Facility License/ Change of Ownership Form

CVHD Regulations for Body Art Facilities