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Macomb County

Body Art

In Macomb County, body art establishments and activities are regulated under the Regulations Governing Body Art Establishments in Macomb County, Michigan which became effective in February 2009.

Under the regulation, all body art and permanent cosmetic establishments must have Health Department approval and individuals performing body art or permanent cosmetics may do so only in an approved establishment.

Other major requirements of the regulation include:

  •  State licensing
  •  Facility equipment and construction standards
  • Operational standards
  • Annual inspection requirement
  • Plan review for new or remodeled facilities - download form here


The complete regulation can be downloaded by clicking here.

For information on applying for a state license through the Michigan Department of Community Health click here.


If you have any questions, call us at 586-469-5236, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. or E-mail us now.

Other Resources

Center for Disease Control

Health and safety of artists and clients

Food and Drug Administration

Tattoos and Permanent Cosmetics

Think Before You Ink