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Lee County, IL Health Department
Friday September 10th, 2010 :: 04:49 p.m. CDT


Tattooing and Body Art

The Lee County Health Department (LCHD) has learned that an unlicensed tattoo/body art mobile unit has or is attempting to operate in Lee County. Due to the health risks of improper sanitation by a body artist, it is important that citizens ensure proper licensure prior to getting a tattoo or piercing.

LCHD regulates tattoo and body art (piercings other than the lobe of the ear) facilities through a contract with the State of Illinois. The State of Illinois licenses facilities and does not license individual artists. All facilities must display their license for public viewing. Facilities can be stationary or may be mobile. Mobile units which originate in Lee County will have an additional sign indicating that LCHD recognizes that facility as being mobile. Mobile units which originate from outside of Lee County should be verified by calling LCHD. Tattooing “parties” or other in-home tattooing is prohibited.

If citizens of Lee County have any questions or wish to report an unlicensed tattoo facility, please call 815-284-3371.

Lee County, IL Health Department
Lee County Services
Dixon, IL 61021

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 815-284-3371

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