Artist: Richie Tucker & Traci Tucker
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, NO CHILDREN PRESENT DURING TATOOING
What laws govern tattooing in Indiana
In 1997, Indiana Code 16-19-3-4.1 required the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) to adopt rules to regulate the sanitary operation of tattoo parlors. The rule, 410 IAC 1-5, became law on June 12, 1998, and was readopted July 21, 2004. The following are some requirements of the tattoo rule:
· All tattooists must receive yearly training concerning how diseases are spread by contact with blood.
· To receive a tattoo, anyone under 18 years of age must be
accompanied by, and have written permission from, a parent or legal guardian.
· Gloves or other appropriate personal protection must be worn when performing tattooing procedures and when handling blood.
· All needles must be sterile and designed for single use.
· Reusable tubes must be sterilized.
· Infectious waste must be handled properly according to Indiana law
What is NOT included in the rule
The rule does NOT:
· Require a tattooist to register with the ISDH.
· Require the ISDH to perform routine inspections of tattoo parlors.
· Require tattooists to receive training or certification on the tattooing process.
Tattooists should contact their local health department for local laws that might pertain to the registration or licensing of tattoo parlors.
I checked with Randolph County Indiana Health Department, Clerks Office, Area Planning and Randolph County Attorney and was advised they have no regulations nor licensing requirements.