Body Art Facility Inspections

Tattooing Code

The Tattooing Code can be located in Chapter 15 of the City of Jefferson Municipal Code at Health and Sanitation.

Tattoo and Body Piercing Establishments are inspected by the City of Jefferson Environmental Health Division.  These establishments are also inspected by the State of Missouri Office of Tattooing, Body Piercing, and Branding.  Please visit their website at for State of Missouri licensing requirements.

License and Permit Requirements for New Establishments

Individuals wanting to open up a tattoo and body piercing establishment will need to contact the City of Jefferson Environmental Health Division to obtain operating requirements at (573) 634-6410. The following will be required:

  • A completed Body Art Establishment Application
  • A completed application for all body art practitioners working at the establishment (Contact City of Jefferson for Application)
  • Properly prepared plans and specifications for construction, remodeling, or conversion of an existing space for the Body Art Establishment
  • A City of Jefferson Business License: contact City of Jefferson Business License Division at (573) 634-6322

Body Art Establishment Application

Body Art Practitioner Application