Environmental Health Director
The Tattoo and Body Piercing Establishment Registration Act became effective July 1, 2007. The Illinois Body Art Program is to ensure public health, safety and welfare and provide a safe and adequate blood supply.
Illegal body artists’ information can be turned in to Illinois Department of Public Health or Southern 7 Health Department.
As a reminder, piercing under the age of 18 can only be done with a parental/guardian signed consent form. Any 18 year old or older tattooing anyone under the age of 18 is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. No consent can be allowed. Tongue splitting is illegal to be performed in Illinois unless done by a licensed medical professional licensed to practice medicine in all it’s branches in the State of Illinois.
A few things the Southern 7 Health Department inspects consist of the following: