Body Art (Tattoos, Piercings, Brandings)

Facilities in Washtenaw County that perform tattooing (including permanent cosmetics), body piercing (except for just piercing the ear), or branding must have a license from the State of Michigan and must be inspected annually by the Washtenaw County Environmental Health Division.


For more information, or if you want to open a body art facility in Washtenaw County, please contact:
Angela Parsons
Environmental Health Education Coordinator
Washtenaw County Environmental Health Division
(734) 222-3869

Currently licensed, inspected, and approved body art facilties in Washtenaw County (in alphabetical order):


In Michigan, any body art procedure that is not performed in a licensed facility (even if the procedure is done for free) is ILLEGAL!



Authentic Art Tattoo
527 E. Liberty, Suite 200
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
(734) 585-5048
Brite Idea Tattoo
30 N. Huron St.
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
(734) 485-8288
Depot Town Tattoo
33 E. Cross St.
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
(734) 544-1297

Ethos Tattoo
203 W. Michigan Ave., Suite 206
Saline, MI  48176
(734) 316-2597

Fran Coy's Salon & Spa
418 S. Wagner Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
(734) 665-7207
Permanent Cosmetics
Hott Ink Tattoos
234 W. Michigan Ave.
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
(734) 961-7614


Liquid Swordz
27 N. Washington St.
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
(734) 483-7983


Lost & Found Tattoo
1828 E. Michigan Ave.
Ypsilanti, MI  48198
(734) 483-0533


Lucky Monkey Tattoo Parlour
308 S. Ashley St.
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
(734) 623-8200


Name Brand Tattoo
514 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
(734) 623-0553
Pangea Piercing
211 E. Liberty St.
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
(734) 997-0608
Rima's Hair Salon
4600 Washtenaw Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI  48108
(734) 572-2588
Permanent Cosmetics
Spiral Tattoo
325 Braun Court
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
(734) 477-5000
Tatted Up
312 Perrin St.
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
(734) 340-6453


Be an informed consumer - always have your work performed by a trained professional at a licensed facility!


If you are looking to open a body art facility, the State of Michigan has published a document that may help answer questions you may have about running a business.  It's called Guide to Starting and Operating a Small Business, and it includes information on writing a business plan, budgeting, etc.  For more information, contact the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center at or call 616-331-7480.

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