Tattoos and Body Art Studios

The purpose of these rules and regulations is to establish reasonable standards for individuals performing tattoo and body piercing procedures and for the facilities from which the procedures are provided. Such standards should ensure the health and safety of all individuals performing and receiving these services.

These regulations do not apply to a physician or osteopath licensed under Chapter 34 of Title 43, or a technician acting under the direct supervision of such licensed physician or osteopath.

No person shall practice body art procedures without first obtaining an operator/artist permit from the local county health department.

No one under the age of eighteen (18) shall be tattooed. The tattooing of a minor is prohibited in the State of Georgia.

For more information, please contact your local health department.