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Body Art Safety

Body art is an invasive procedure in which the skin is punctured or compromised. Contaminates or pathogens can invade the body through punctured skin.

Facility & Artist Safety

Poor sanitation practices, such as improperly sterilized instruments, can lead to infection or transmission of communicable diseases, such as hepatitis B and C. By asking questions and observing how a facility operates, you can help reduce your risk for complications arising from body art procedures.

Boulder County Public Health provides recent inspection records for all facilities licensed in the county. For more information, see our inspection records and consumer resources.

Safety Considerations

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Body Art Program

Main: 303-441-1564
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