Body Art practices include physical body adornment by means of tattooing, body piercing, or permanent cosmetics. The construction, permitting, and operation of Body Art establishments, as well as the licensing of artists, are regulated under the authority of O.C.G.A. 31-3-6 and O.C.G.A. 31-4-20.

Below you will find links to all requirements and applications. If you have further questions, please contact your local Environmental Health Office.

Please note that the requirements for permitting a Body Art Studio include submission of the following:

Forward completed application and noted documentation to the applicable County office:

Cobb Public Health Center for Environmental Health
1738 County Services Pkwy.,
Marietta, Georgia 30008
(770) 435-7815

Douglas Public Health Center for Environmental Health
8700 Hospital Drive, 1st Floor
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
(770) 920-7311

Please note that the requirements for obtaining a Body Art License include submission of the following:

In addition to the items listed above, the applicant must pass a Departmental Body Art Exam.  To schedule a time and date to complete this exam, please call the appropriate office:

Cobb Public Health Center for Environmental Health
1738 County Services Pkwy.,
Marietta, Georgia 30008
(770) 435-7815

Douglas Public Health Center for Environmental Health
8700 Hospital Drive, 1st Floor
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
(770) 920-7311

Plan Review

  • Plan Review (New Facility):  $250
  • Plan Review for Existing Facility (New Owner or Remodel):
    • No Changes:  $110
    • Minor Changes (equipment relocation and/or additions):  $175
    • Major Changes (structural changes):  $235
  • Plan Resubmittal:  $110

Inspections

  • Annual Inspection:  $410
  • Temporary Event Inspection (1 – 4 Days):  $105
  • Temporary Event Inspection (5 – 7 Days) :  $155

Body Artist Licensing

  • Body Art Exam Fee:  $50
  • Body Artist License:  $105
  • Guest Body Artist License:  $105