Michigan Delays Tattoo Parlor License Requirement
January 5, 2009
Michigan is delaying implementation of a new law that requires tattoo and body art parlors to get a state license. The law was supposed to take effect Jan. 1, but the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) last month sent letters to around 400 businesses informing them of the delay.
MDCH is working with county health departments and other state agencies on what policies, procedures, and documents will be required for parlors to get a license. That effort is expected to be completed within the first half of 2009.
Business owners will be given a minimum of three months from the issuance of licensing requirements to come into compliance and apply for a license. Parlors must be inspected by local health departments before they can get a license.
01.02.09; Tim Martin