Body Art Facilities

Body art includes tattooing, piercing, and scarification. Adams County Health Department (ACHD) inspects all the body art facilities in our jurisdiction to assure the facility is in compliance with the regulations and precautions are taken by the artist to prevent diseases. In addition, Adams County Health Department investigates complaints received from the public.

Health Requirements

Call 303.288.6816, prior to the construction, remodeling, or modification of a body art and or piercing facility. Once construction is completed an on-site opening inspection and approval are required by the health department. Final approval is dependent upon the payment of all fees.

ACHD Body Art Regulations

BA-22 Adams County Health Department Rules and Regulations for Body Art Establishments

Licensing: Required!

All body art facilities in Adams County must be licensed by Adams County Health Department. Invoicing letters for a 2024 body art license renewal were mailed out on Nov. 2, 2023, and are due by Jan. 3, 2024. Upon payment and processing, your 2024 body art license will be mailed within approximately 3-4 weeks.

As a reminder, the new Adams County Board of Health adopted the previous TCHD Body Art Establishment Regulations in October, therefore the regulations including license fees will remain the same. Our priority continues to be fully supporting your business so that you can be successful today, into the new year, and beyond. We will continue to provide pertinent updates as needed.  If you have questions or feedback to be considered, please contact us at [email protected].

Bloodborne Pathogen Training: Required!

Section 2-201(a) of BA-22 requires that within 90 days of being hired, or within 90 days of enactment of BA-22 (January 1, 2023), all Body Artists shall successfully complete an approved Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Course, obtain a written certificate of completion, and post the certificate in a conspicuous place.

Courses below meet the requirement in section 1-103 (f) of BA-22:

  1. American Red Cross – Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Tattoo Artists
  2. Cathy Montie – USA/International Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Training
  3. Pacific Medical Training – Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) for non-medical persons

Note: Other courses, upon notification by the Body Artist prior to taking the course, may be approved after review by ACHD; these courses must meet the definition of bloodborne pathogen course from BA-16, Section 1-103(f).

Have a Complaint?

Thank you for wanting to report an issue to help improve our community! Please submit your complaint to [email protected].

Environmental Health Services

Ricky Ross
Environmental Health Supervisor
Email | 720.200.1604

Environmental Health Office
7190 Colorado Blvd, Ste 200
Commerce City, CO 80022