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.
License Expiration Date
|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:
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.
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.
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.
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