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Body Art Licensing
NOTE: Individual artists are not licensed by MDHHS only the facility where the procedures are done must be.
Welcome to the Body Art Facility Licensing site. Public Act 375, which was enacted in December of 2010, indicates that individuals shall not tattoo, brand, microblade, or perform body piercing on another individual unless that tattooing, branding, microblading, or body piercing occurs at a body art facility licensed by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).
Owners or operators of body art facilities will be required to apply for a body art facility license through MDHHS.
Body art is becoming increasingly popular and the implementation of PA 375 sets statewide requirements for body art facilities aimed at decreasing the risk of transmission of bloodborne diseases such as hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).