2020 Tattoo Facility Inspections

The Gallia County Board of Health is charged with the enforcement authority of Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3701-09 governing the licensing, and operation of tattoo and body piercing establishments. 


  • Tattooing means any method utilizing needles or other instruments by someone other than a physician to permanently place designs, letters, scrolls, figures, symbols or any other marks upon or under the skin of a person with ink or any other substance resulting in an alteration of the appearance of the skin. 
  • Tattoo Establishments means any place whether temporary, permanent, stationary, or mobile where tattooing is performed. 
  • Body Piercing means the piercing of any part of the body by someone other than a physician who utilizes a needle or other instrument for the purpose of inserting an object into the body for non-medical purposes including ear piercing except when the procedure is performed with a ear piercing gun. 
  • Body Piercing Establishments means place whether temporary or permanent, stationary, or mobile where body piercing is performed.

Printable Forms and Applications (See Below) 

John McKean, RS 740-441-2943

Hot Links:

Tattoos and Piercing:  What to Know Beforehand

Tattoo and Body Piercing Establishment Application



499 Jackson Pike, Suite D
Gallipolis, OH 45631

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM

Contact Us:
Main: 1-740-441-2018
Environmental: 1-740-441-2943
Nursing: 1-740-441-2950
WIC: 1-740-441-2977