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
- Tri-County Health Department (Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties).
- Boulder County Public Health.
- El Paso County Public Health.
- Jefferson County Public Health.
- Northeast Colorado Health Department (Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington and Yuma counties).
- Pueblo City-County Health Department.
- Weld County Department of Health and Environment.
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.