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Application for tattoo and body piercing establishment certificate

The Department of Public Health approves the operation of body art establishments, and the certification of body artists in Philadelphia. Body art includes:

  • Tattooing.
  • Body piercing.
  • Permanent make-up.
  • Microblading.

Anyone who wants to open a body art establishment in Philadelphia needs to complete the application and plan review, and follow all regulations.

Name Description Released Format
Tattoo and and body piercing establishment regulations PDF Regulations for operation and conduct of tattoo and body piercing establishments. October 4, 2018
Application for body art certificate (fillable) PDF Instructions and application form for a body art certificate. October 5, 2022
Application for body art plan review (fillable) PDF Instructions and application form for plan review of new body art establishments. October 5, 2022