Tattoo and piercing (body art)

The Rules and Regulations for Body Art Establishments address general sanitation and disease control, and apply to every body artist in Colorado.
  • Some county health departments impose more stringent regulations, as well as license and inspect artists and body art studios.
  • Some counties have their own regulations, and inspect and license artists and studios, while other counties only respond to complaints.
County inspection programs
For more information, contact your local county health department.
Artists working from home
  • Body artists can work from their homes only if a designated area is used for all procedures, and the area and artist meet the requirements found in the Rules and Regulations for Body Art Establishments.
  • A plan review may be required for body art facilities, depending on the county it's located in.
  • See above for county contact information.
Body art and minors
  • Body artists can’t perform body art procedures on a minor without consent from the minor’s parent or legal guardian.
  • Body artists who perform such a procedure without parental consent can be fined $250 for each offense, regardless of whether the artist or studio is located in a county with an inspection program.