Tattoo Facilities

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Tattoo facilities are regulated under Baltimore City Health Code Title 13.

No person may maintain or operate a tattoo establishment in the City or otherwise conduct tattooing without a license to do so. 
No person may tattoo any minor regardless of parental or guardian permission.
All tattooing must be done in conformance with the State regulations governing skin-penetrating body adornment procedures (
COMAR 10.06.01.06H).

Mobile tattoo facilities and the practice of conducting “tattoo parties” are prohibited in the City of Baltimore.

The Baltimore City Health Department periodically receives reports of unlicensed tattoo establishments and the tattooing of minors. We appreciate all of these reports and ask that you continue to call 311 or go to Baltimore CitiTrack Service Request System online to make a report.  You may remain anonymous.  Below is a list of currently licensed tattoo establishments which will be updated each month. Please note that all licensed tattoo establishments must post their BCHD Tattoo License visibly on the premises.

Name

Address

Zip Code

Phone

License Expiration Date

Inspection Date

District

Absolute Tattoo & Body Piercing 6614 Holabird Ave 21224 410-633-8334 4/21/2017 6/9/2016 1
Baltimore Tattoo Museum 1534 Eastern Ave 21231 410-522-5800 7/31/2017 1/12/2016 1
Bella Airbrush Tanning/Makeup Forever by Bella (Microblading) 402 Grundy St 21224 410-878-7999 3/1/2018 2/21/2017 1
Behind The Ink Tattoo Emporium 110 E. Patapsco Ave. 21225 443-648-6027 3/29/2018 3/23/2017 10
Body More Inked 3061 Frederick Ave., Ste B 21223 410-362-0001 7/7/2017 7/13/2016 1
Brightside Boutique And Art Studio 1130 Light St 21230 410-244-1133 9/9/2017 9/30/2016 11
Charm City Tattoo 300 S. Monroe St., 1st fl 21230 410-566-7528 11/30/2017 12/29/2016 9
Charmed Life 4505 Harford Rd 21214 443-449-7630 12/10/2017 1/10/2017 3
Dark Horse Gallery LLC 835 Howard St 21201 636-395-6079 2/6/2018 1/12/2017 11
Deville Ink Tattoo & Piercing Co. 5920B Eastern Ave 21224 443-857-9939 10/29/2017 1/13/2017 1
Dream Team Studios 877 N. Howard St 21201 443-621-9214 4/16/2017 10/20/2016 11
Eastern Vintage Tattoo 500 S. Collington Ave. 21231 443-977-7063 3/31/2018 3/31/2017 1
Have Fun Be Lucky 820 W. 36th St 21211 410-235-5930 5/31/2017 1/11/2017 14
Hilltop Ink 5450 Reisterstown Rd St 203 21215 410-318-8577 12/29/2017 1/4/2017 5
Haus of Ink, llc 3201 Noble St 21224 443-850-9530 12/17/2017 1/5/2017 1
Island City Tattoo 4005 Belvedere 21215 410-466-0555 11/3/2017 1/27/2017 6
Layor 3 Collective LLC 1724 Aliceanna St 21231 443-846-5799 6/9/2017 5/24/2016 1
Mt Vernon Body Art, LLC 814 Guilford Ave 21202 443-519-3355 6/3/2017 6/10/2016 11
Read Street Tattoo Parlor 882 Park Ave 21201 410-523-4657 3/31/2018 4/5/2017 11
Red Thorn Tattoo 1731 Maryland Ave 21201 443-759-5990 4/11/2017 2/1/2016 12
Saints & Sinners, LLC 1610 Thames St 21231 410-276-1300 3/24/2018 3/23/2017 1
Stay Humble Tattoo 801 W 36th St 21211 410-596-1238 1/26/2018 1/11/2017 14
Studio 7 Gallery 3218 Eastern Ave 21224 443-847-8617 1/10/2018 1/10/2017 1
Tatoophilia Boutique & Piercing @ V-N-I 5528 Belair Rd 21206 410-262-2962 8/27/2017   2
Tattoo Charlie's Place 421 E. Baltimore St 21202 443-845-9638 12/29/2017 1/12/2017 11
The American Tattoo Co. 6308 Eastern Ave 21224 410-633-5999 1/2/2018 1/13/2017 1
Ultimate Ink 4805 Belair Rd 21206 443-255-4072 6/3/2017 6/23/2016 3

 

Note: Licenses must be renewed every year.

All Tattoo Establishments must post the following notice in a prominent place:

NOTICE

Any procedure that involves penetrating the skin, such as body piercing or tattooing, carries some risks.
The risks from such procedures include: pain, bleeding, swelling, infection at the site of the procedure, transmission of blood-borne infections, scarring, and nerve damage. 
The technician performing your procedure should:

  • Obtain written consent for the procedure.
  • Properly wash his/her hands.
  • Cleanse your skin.
  • Use sterile instruments, equipment, and bandages.
  • Use proper technique to prevent infection at the site of the procedure.
  • Provide you with written instructions to tell you what to expect about healing and how you should care for the area after the procedure has been done.

Applying for a license? Please go to the Plan Review section.

RECALL NOTICES:

August 2015

The FDA has announced a voluntary nationwide recall of Thousand Virgins Corp grey wash tattoo inks and tattoo kits due to microbial contamination.
Please see the FDA's website for additional information.

July 2014

The FDA has announced a voluntary nationwide recall of White & Blue Lion Inc. tattoo kits, tattoo ink and needles due to a microbial contamination.
Please see the FDA's website for additional information.

Contact Us:

Phone: 410-396-4428
Fax: 410-396-5986

Mail: Environmental Health, 1001 E. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Closed on Annual Holidays:

  • January 2, 2017
  • January 16, 2017
  • February 20, 2017
  • April 14, 2017
  • May 29, 2017
  • July 4, 2017
  • September 4, 2017
  • October 9, 2017
  • November 10, 2017
  • November 23, 2017
  • December 25, 2017