Tattoo Facilities

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Tattoo facilities are regulated under Baltimore City Health Code Title 13.  A tattoo facility must have a Use & Occupancy permit for their establishment.

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, under the age of 18, 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 that 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

10 Skyn 2509 N.  Charles St 21218 410-292-7488 6/19/2020 12/31/2019 1
Absolute Tattoo & Body Piercing 6614 Holabird Ave 21224 410-633-8334 4/30/2020   1
Arcane Gallery and Tattoo Studio 2836 O'Donnell St 21224 410-650-2407 9/6/2020 8/16/2019 1
Athena Nails & Spa 2100 Aliceanna St 21231 410-675-0105 3/12/2020 3/12/2019 1
Baltimore Tattoo Museum 1534 Eastern Ave 21231 410-522-5800 4/2/2020 12/31/2018 1
Bella Airbrush Tanning/Makeup Forever by Bella  402 Grundy St 21224 410-878-7999 3/1/2020   1
Body More Inked 3061 Frederick Ave., Ste B 21223 410-362-0001 7/7/2018 9/6/2017 1
Bianca Brows  1712 Eastern Ave 21231 202-677-2327 8/21/2020   1
Brightside Boutique And Art Studio 1130 Light St 21230 443-388-8931 9/28/2020   11
Chapter House 5504 Harford Rd 21214 443-224-3544     3
Charm City Skin Wellness, LLC 3602 Elm Ave 21211 410-802-0551 7/31/2020   14
Charm City Tattoo 300 S. Monroe St., 1st fl 21230 410-566-7528 11/30/2020 11/26/2019 9
Charmed Life 4505 Harford Rd 21214 443-449-7630 6/10/2020   3
Dark Horse Gallery LLC 2007 Fleet St 21231 443-759-4038 10/18/2020   11
Deville Ink Tattoo & Piercing Co. 5920B Eastern Ave 21224 443-857-9939 10/29/2020 12/30/2019 1
Eastern Vintage Tattoo 500 S. Collington Ave. 21231 443-552-1179 5/31/2020   1
Have Fun Be Lucky 820 W. 36th St 21211 410-235-5930 6/10/2020   14
Island City Tattoo 4005 Belvedere 21215 410-466-0555 11/3/2020 1/8/2020 6
Layer 3 Collective LLC 1724 Aliceanna St 21231 443-846-5799 12/26/2020 1/2/2020 1
Mt Vernon Body Art, LLC 827 N. Charles St 21202 443-388-9703 8/31/2020   11
New American Tattoo Co. LLC 6308 Eastern Ave 21224 410-633-5999 9/23/2020   1
Read Street Tattoo Parlor 882 Park Ave 21201 410-523-4657 3/31/2020   11
Red Thorn Tattoo 1731 Maryland Ave 21201 443-759-5990 7/11/2020 1/2/2020 12
Ripp'd Canvas Corporation 801 Washington Blvd 21230 443-253-3765 6/6/2020   10
Sage Cosmetic Tattoo 1013 N. Charles St 21201 443-904-6677 7/26/2020   12
Saints & Sinners, LLC 1610 Thames St 21231 410-276-1300 3/24/2020   1
Spellcraft Tattoo 2350 Easstern Ave #B 21224 410-522-1086 12/19/2020 12/6/2019 1
Stay Humble Tattoo 801 W 36th St 21211 410-596-1238 1/26/2020   14
Studio 7 Gallery 3218 Eastern Ave 21224 443-847-8617 1/10/2020   1
Studio 921 Salon and Spa 921 E. Fort Ave 21230 443-995-2409 3/13/2020   11
Tatoophilia Boutique & Piercing 5528 Belair Rd 21206 410-262-2962 8/23/2020   2
Tattoo Charlie's Place 421 E. Baltimore St 21202 443-845-9638 12/29/2020   11

 

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, the 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 microbial contamination. Please see the FDA's website for additional information.

Contact Us:

Phone: 410-396-4428

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

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