Body Art

Oakland County Health Division Body Art Practitioner Permit:

The practice of body art shall not be performed in Oakland County without a practitioner permit from the Oakland County Health Division. The permit shall be conspicuously displayed within any establishment in which body art is performed. Oakland County Health Division will issue practitioner permits to individuals who have:

  1. Completed a Hepatitis B vaccination series; or who have medical evidence of immunity; or have an approved and completed vaccination declination waiver,
  2. Provided a copy of their photo I.D.,
  3. Completed the appropriate application and paid the required permitting fee, and
  4. Completed a bloodborne pathogen class that meets Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Association (MIOSHA) requirements and includes components specific to the practice of body art.

Plan Review – Body Art Facilities

Plan review with OCHD is required for all newly constructed or extensively remodeled body art facilities and all body art facilities that have been out of operation for 12 months or more. Examples of remodeling activities requiring plan review include, but are not limited to, adding practitioner areas and adding sterilization rooms.

For plan review guidance, please see the Instructions for Opening or Remodeling a Body Art Facility.

Additional plan review documents can be found here:

Oakland County Health Division Plan Review Data Packet

Body Art Fees (does not include State license fee)

  • Body Art Establishment License Annual Fee: $150
  • Temporary Body Art Establishment License: $50
  • Plan Review: $75
  • Inspection Fee: $55
  • Class Fee: $25
  • Body Art Practitioner Permit: $50

Additional Info