Body Art and Tattoo Program

The Logan County Department of Public Health (LCDPH) regulates body art facilities through the Logan County Body Art Ordinance and a grant agreement with Illinois Department of Public health for the purpose of conducting inspections and investigations under the Tattoo and Body Piercing Establishment Registration Act (410 ILCS 54) and the Body Art Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 797). 

 Getting Started/Regulations

 Anyone interested in starting a body art/tattoo business in Logan County must first register with the Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Food, Drugs and Dairies by contacting them at 217-785-2439.  A new establishment may only open in Logan County after an initial opening inspection is conducted by the LCDPH and approval is granted.  If ownership of a licensed body art business changes, IDPH and the LCDPH must be notified prior to the transaction.

 If the IDPH Tattoo and Body Piercing Establishment Registration Act (410 ILCS 54) and the Body Art Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 797) regulations conflict with the Logan County Body Art Ordinance, the more stringent regulation shall apply. 

 Additional Regulations (Annual Applications)

 Section 2 of the Logan County Body Art Ordinance requires a body art establishment to annually complete a Body Art Establishment Annual Permit Application and pay a fee of $150.00.  In addition, Section 3 of the Ordinance requires each person practicing body art procedures to annually submit a Body Art Operator Permit Application and pay a fee of $35.00 to obtain an operator permit.  Permits expire December 31st of each calendar year.

 Contact Us

 If you have questions regarding local body art regulations, a complaint or are interested in opening a body art establishment, you can contact the LCDPH Division of Environmental Health at 217-735-2317.