Environmental Health Services
Tattoo Program

Tattoo Program

Tattoo suppliesYearly inspections of tattoo facilities are made to assure all equipment is in compliance with Iowa and federal law, conditions are sanitary with sterile equipment, records are properly kept and staff are knowledgeable about proper use of equipment.

The yearly assessment and inspection fee for the tattoo establishment is $250.00.
Operators must obtain a permit for their tattoo facility from the Iowa Department of Public Health.

A list of permitted tattoo facilities can be found at the Iowa Department of Public Health’s Tattoo Program Web site at:

The following materials are also available on the Iowa Department of Public Health's Web site:

For more information on opening and licensing a tattoo facility or on becoming a licensed tattoo artist, contact Scott County Health Department Environmental Health Services at (563) 326-8618 or health@scottcountyiowa.com.