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Posted on: October 29, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Did you know that in Michigan, all body art must be done in a licensed facility?

Picture of an infected tattoo on a right foot.

Did you know that in Michigan, all body art, tattooing, and piercing procedures must be done in a licensed facility? Getting your body art done at a licensed and inspected facility decreases the risk of infection, like the one shown in the picture, and transmission of bloodborne diseases such as hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Learn more at www.michigan.gov/bodyart.

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