Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Phone: 740-592-4431
Fax: 740-594-2370
Address: 278 W. Union St., Athens, OH 45701
After Hours Emergency Number: 1-877-627-2858
ODH COVID-19 Hotline: 833-427-5634

Body Art (Tattoo and Body Piercing)


The Athens City-County Health Department registers and inspects all body art facilities located in Athens County.  All tattoo and body art establishments are routinely inspected to ensure each facility is operating in a safe, sanitary, and healthy manner and taking steps to prevent the spread of diseases. 

All body art operators are responsible for designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining their facilities in compliance with the Ohio Administrative Code 3701-9.  Anyone who intends on opening, upgrading, or altering a body art establishment must contact this office.  Information, links, and additional resources can be found on the forms page linked here:  Forms

Additional Resources:

Alliance of Professional Tattooist
Association of Professional Piercers
CDC Bloodborne Pathogen Information