Environmental Health Department

Body Art

The purpose of this program is to provide minimum statewide standards for the regulation of persons engaged in the business of tattooing, body piercing, and the application of permanent cosmetics in California. These requirements are intended to protect both the practitioner and the client from transmission of infectious diseases through the application of proper body art procedures and the control of cross-contamination of instruments and supplies.

California Health and Safety Code Sections 119300-119328

Information Contact
     Title      Phone 
Sandip SinghSenior Registered Environmental Health Specialist (209) 468-3526
Stephanie RamirezSenior Registered Environmental Health Specialist (209) 616-3069
Natalia SubbotnikovaProgram Coordinator, REHS(209) 468-0338