Body art licensing
Hennepin County provides sanitation and safety standards for the regulation of body art establishments, and conducts plan review and licensing of the facility that provides tattoos, body piercings and/or permanent makeup operations. Prevention of injury and disease is the goal of inspections and consultation with licensed artists at these facilities.
Operators may be subject to complaint investigations and enforcement, to ensure compliance with county ordinance.
Operators also must have a state-issued license to perform tattooing, piercing or permanent cosmetic tattooing.
Learn about Minnesota Health Department body art regulations.