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Body Art & Indoor Tanning

Tattooing

All tattoo shops in Cattaraugus County require inspection and a “Certificate of Sanitation” issued by the Health Department.  The Sanitary Code of the Cattaraugus County Health District defines a tattoo shop as any room or space tattooing is practiced or where the business of tattooing is conducted.  Please note that the tattooing of a minor is prohibited by NYS Penal Law. Read more

Application & Forms for Body Artists

The forms below are for use by new and existing body artists/establishments in Cattaraugus County.

The "CCHD: Application for a Certificate to Operate a Tattoo Establishment" is used by new tattoo and permanent makeup establishments who do not already have a "Certificate of Sanitation."

The "CCHD: Consent Form for the Body Piercing of a Minor" is used by body artists to document parental consent when piercing minors.  It is illegal to pierce a minor without parental consent.

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