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

28 licensed facilities as of May 25, 2021

  1. Tattoo
  2. Body Piercing
  3. Microblading/ Permanent Makeup
Licensed Tattoo Facilities
Adorned Tattoo
201 E Main Street, Manchester, MI 48158
734-751-80051
Brite Idea Tattoo
​30 N Huron Street, ​Ypsilanti, MI 48197
​734-485-8288
Depot Town Tattoo
​33 E Cross Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
​734-544-1297
Ethos Tattoo
​203 W Michigan Avenue, Suite 202, ​Saline, MI 48176
​734-316-2597
Ink & Dye
​17 W Main Street, Milan, MI 48160
​734-945-7754
Liquid Swordz
​27 N Washington Street, ​Ypsilanti, MI 48197
​734-483-7983
Litos Body Art (inside Contempo Salon)
​2900 S State, Suite 19, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
​734-637-0959
Lost & Found Tattoo
​1828 E Michigan Avenue, ​Ypsilanti, MI 48198
​734-483-0533
Lovely Monkey Tattoo
​9541 Main Street, ​Whitmore Lake, MI 48189
​734-333-5067
Lucky Monkey Tattoo
​3024 Packard Road, ​Ann Arbor, MI 48104
​734-623-8200
Lucky Monkey Ritual
3012 Packard Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-623-8200
Michigan Avenue Tattoo & Piercing ​
​133 W Michigan Avenue, Suite 102, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
​734-219-7400
Name Brand Tattoo
​205 W Main Street, 2nd floor, ​Ann Arbor, MI 48104
​734-623-0553
Spiral Tattoo
​325 Braun Court, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
​734-477-5000
Tatted Up
​312 Perrin Street, ​Ypsilanti, MI 48197
​734-340-6453
Three Bird Tattoo
​219 S Main Street, Suite 202, ​Ann Arbor, MI 48104
​734-249-0471
Witching Hour
3238 Broad Street, Suite 101, Dexter, MI 48130
734-580-2983

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