The Madison County Health Department issues permits to individual artists that offer tattoo or permanent make-up services. An Environmental Health Specialist inspects each artist in an establishment to ensure that they maintain clean facilities, practice good hand washing, and maintain accurate sterilization records for equipment.
Tattoo permits are valid for one year. Artists are required to fill out an application and pay the required fee prior to the expiration of their permit.
For information on obtaining a tattooing permit, contact the Environmental Health Program, (828) 649-9598
Initial Inspection $500.00
Annual fee $300.00
Tattoo Permit Application (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
Rules Governing Tattooing (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)