Body Art Establishments
The program inspects all body art establishments in DeKalb County to ensure that they follow the guidelines set forth by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Body art establishments are businesses that provide tattoo and piercing services. Health inspectors check for sanitary conditions, assure compliance with Illinois age requirements, and test the artist’s knowledge of sanitation and bloodborne pathogens.
Laws and Regulations
State of Illinois Body Art Code
Tattoos and Piercings: Understand Risks & Precautions (Mayo Clinic)
The program inspects all tanning establishments in DeKalb County to ensure that they follow the guidelines set forth by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
All public tanning facilities are inspected for general cleanliness. Tanning beds and eye-wear must be sanitized. The facility and all items given to customers must be clean and safe. Tanning facilities must keep accurate client records and have safety information available regarding exposure to ultraviolet light. Employees at the facilities must provide proof of training with equipment to help ensure safe use of tanning beds.