environmental    Community Sanitation – Body Art (Tattooing and Piercing)

The New Bedford Health Department ensures that Body Art (Tattooing and Piercing) establishments meet the regulations put forth by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.


Body Art   Establishment Fees
Carries a 20% Late Fee starting June 1st
Establishment Plan Review –   Consult Inspection $180
Establishment  Annual Permit Fee $250
Body Art Practitioner Annual Permit Fee $200
$25 for each addition operation $25
Temporary Guest Artist (14 Day) $100










Please pay by check or money order payable to the City of New Bedford.  All applications must be filed at our office located at 1213 Purchase Street, New Bedford.