Level 2 Fire Restrictions in effect for western/mountain areas of Boulder County. No fireworks, fires, open flame, or shooting (see map and flyer).

Many County services are being offered online. Additionally, a variety of resources are available for those impacted by COVID-19.

Body Art Program
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Body Art

COVID-19 Closure of Body Art Facilities

All body art facilities are closed through April 30, 2020, per the amended Public Health Order. Tattoo facilities are “nonessential personal services facilities” which went into effect March 19, 2020 at 8 a.m. through April 30, 2020.

We are still accepting plan reviews and owner change applications submitted through email and the mail. Opening inspections will be conducted through discussions and photos and/or video. Onsite inspections will not be performed.

Please email questions to us at healthCP@bouldercounty.org.

Body Art Regulations

Body Art Stakeholders


Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) licenses and routinely inspects all body art facilities operating within the county. “Body art” facilities include any that provide tattoo, piercing, or permanent makeup services.


BCPH strongly recommends that people not receive tattoos, body piercings, or permanent makeup services from any person or business that is not licensed and inspected. Ask if a business is licensed, and be skeptical of advertising for body art from people who can travel to your house, or who offer to have you come to their house. Find out if the business is licensed by checking our list of Body Art Facility Inspection Records Search in Boulder County.

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Body Art Program

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