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
Recommendations for areas of research related to body art
Body Art Resources
Please visit our resources page to find tools to support safe body art operations.
Newly Released - Body Art Model Code Annex
The NEHA Body Art Model Annex was developed to provide justification, rationale, and best practices to support the requirements outlined in the NEHA Body Art Model Code. The Annex is available for state and local agencies and other organizations as a resource for updating body art codes and protecting public health.