Body Art (Tattoo, Body Piercing & PMU)

Facilities in Washtenaw County that perform tattooing (including permanent makeup/PMU and microblading), 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 Health Department’s Environmental Health Division.

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

More Information

Law Regulating Body Art Facilities in the State of Michigan - Public Act 375 (PDF)     

State of Michigan's Requirements for Body Art Facilities 

For questions, or if you want to open a body art facility in Washtenaw County, please contact Angela Parsons at 734-222-3869.

Licensed Body Art Facilities in Washtenaw County

30 licensed facilities as of May 16, 2022

  1. Tattoo
  2. Body Piercing
  3. Microblading/ Permanent Makeup
Licensed Tattoo Facilities
Adorned Tattoo
135 E Main Street, Suite 203, Manchester, MI 48158
Brite Idea Tattoo
​30 N Huron Street, ​Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Depot Town Tattoo
​33 E Cross Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Ethos Tattoo
​203 W Michigan Avenue, Suite 202, ​Saline, MI 48176
Ink & Dye
​17 W Main Street, Milan, MI 48160
Liquid Swordz
​27 N Washington Street, ​Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Litos Body Art (inside Contempo Salon Suites)
​2900 S State, Suite 19, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Lost & Found Tattoo
​1828 E Michigan Avenue, ​Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Lovely Monkey Tattoo
​9541 Main Street, ​Whitmore Lake, MI 48189
Lucky Monkey Tattoo
​3024 Packard Road, ​Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Lucky Monkey Ritual
3012 Packard Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Michigan Avenue Tattoo & Piercing ​
​133 W Michigan Avenue, Suite 102, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Name Brand Tattoo
​205 W Main Street, 2nd floor, ​Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Sakura Tattoo (inside Sola Salon Suites)
3050 Washtenaw Avenue, Suite 205, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Spiral Tattoo
​325 Braun Court, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Tatted Up
​312 Perrin Street, ​Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Three Bird Tattoo
1687 Plymouth Road, ​Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Witching Hour
3238 Broad Street, Suite 101, Dexter, MI 48130

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