Tattoo & Body Piercing


Application for Permit to Operate / Artist Registration

Underground Unlicensed Shops

Never have any type of body modification done at an unlicensed shop or by an unlicensed artist, sometimes called "scratchers."  Often working out of homes, garages, bars or other facilites, "scratchers" do not follow the same precautions as a legitimate artist.  Any unlicensed body modification increases the chances you will:

  • Contract an infectious disease such as Hepatitis C, Strep or HIV
  • Have allergic reactions
  • Experience scaring
  • Have MRI complications

Report any unlicensed body modification to the Mahoning County District Board of Health at 330-270-2855.  Reports can be made anonymously.

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