Tattooing Program

Tattooing Program

The Scott County Health Department routinely inspects licensed Tattooing establishments in Scott and Clinton Counties. 

The State of Iowa Department of Public Health contracts with the Scott County Health Department to conduct inspections on their behalf. Standards, rules and codes governing tanning and tattooing facilities are set by the Iowa Department of Public Health.

Tattoo Program

Yearly 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.

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