Body Art: Massachusetts State Regulations



Regulatory Body:

Regulated by County
For Contact Information:
Massachusetts Department of Public Healthexternal icon

Covers: Body Art regulations (body piercing, tattooing and branding/scarification) have been drafted and reviewed setting forth a model code for the practice of body art and for the maintenance and operation of body art.


Each county is regulated separately by the Board of Health. Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 111, Section 31, permits boards of health to promulgate reasonable health regulations.

Model Regulations for Body Art Establishmentspdf iconexternal icon [PDF 43 KB, 19 pages]

Page last reviewed: September 25, 2013