Body art is defined as body piercing, tattooing, branding, scarification, subdermal implants, tongue splitting, transdermal implants, or the application of permanent cosmetics. Environmental health professionals play an important role in inspecting and regulating body art establishments where the practices of body art are performed.
NEHA Body Art Initiative
Body Art Training Needs Assessment
Body Art Inspection Training
Body Art Inspection Job Aids
Body Art Policy Statements
Recommendations for areas of research related to body art
Body Art COVID-19 Resources
In support of safe operations around Covid-19 / coronavirus, The Body Art Education Alliance (BAEA) has developed the resources and signage.
Due to the low availability of body art-related resources for environmental health professionals, there is an opportunity to create meaningful resources and partnerships for environmental health and body art professionals. Opportunities include:
- increased advocacy for resources
- development of trainings, guidelines, and best practices
- establishment of body art inspection standards
- development of partnerships in the field
Newly Released - Updated Body Art Model Code
Since 2016, NEHA has been facilitating the revision of the 1999 Body Art Model Code (BAMC) with the Body Art Committee. The BAMC reflects best practices and body art inspection standards to ensure public health and safety in the field of body art.
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Body Art Resources
NEHA resources include a focus on environmental health and body art.