Is blood borne training required by the Tri-County Health Department?
Yes. If you will be performing body art procedures, a bloodborne pathogen course certification documentation is required within 90 days of being hired as a body artist. Body artists are also required to possess and demonstrate knowledge of Universal Precautions, disinfection and sterilization techniques, procedures for infection and exposure control, and are also required to have a waste management plan. These topics are taught in most bloodborne pathogen training courses.

Note: Other courses, upon notification by the Body Artist prior to taking the course, may be approved after review by TCHD; these courses must meet the definition of bloodborne pathogen course from BA-16, Section 1-103(f). Call your local TCHD Environmental Health office for more information.


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1. What are some health risks associated with body art procedures?
2. Do I need a license to perform Body Art?
3. What are the local regulations for Body Art facilities?
4. How do I open a Body Art facility in Tri-County Health Department’s jurisdiction?
5. Can I open up a Body Art facility in my own home?
6. What can be done about someone tattooing from their home/unlicensed facility?
7. Can I report a Body Art facility if they are performing body art on underage persons?
8. What is the easiest way to obtain the hepatitis B vaccine?
9. Can Tri-County Health Department recommend a Body Art facility?
10. Is blood borne training required by the Tri-County Health Department?
11. How often will my Body Art facility be inspected?
12. What are the inspection fees?
13. Will Tri-County Health Department pro-rate the inspection fee?
14. Will the Tri-County Health Department accept partial payments?
15. How do I know that my tattoo procedure will be conducted in a sanitary manner?
16. I recently got a tattoo and I think the area is becoming infected. What should I do?
17. Are there any concerns about getting a tattoo while pregnant?
18. Are there any concerns about getting x-rays if I have tattoos?
19. What are the risks of using a home piercing kit?
20. Can I donate blood after getting a tattoo?
21. Does Tri-County Health Department inspect at temporary body art events?
22. Does Tri-County Health Department inspect mobile body art establishments?