Requirements for Opening a Tattoo and/or Piercing Facility*:

  1. Tattoo and Piercing Parlor Operating Permit Application (PDF)
  2. Copy of completed Tattoo/Piercing Facility Policy
  3. Certificate of insurance
  4. A passing spore test for facility autoclave(s) (if necessary)
  5. An approved pre-opening inspection conducted by Porter County Health Department, Environmental Division (Scheduled upon completion of steps 1 to 4)
  6. Permit fee of $100.00 (annually thereafter and due by January 1)

*"Effective January 1, 2014, it shall be unlawful for any person to engage in body tattooing and or body piercing at any location and/or facility which does not possess a valid permit" as per Ordinance Number 13-13 and passed by the Porter County Board of Commissioners on November 5, 2013.