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.
- Permit Applications
|Body Art Establishment||Fees|
|Establishment Plan Review – Consult Inspection||$180|
|Establishment Annual Permit Fee||$250|
|Body Art Practitioner Application||$120|
|Consult Inspection (each practitioner/site)||$90|
|Body Art Practitioner Annual Permit Fee||$200|
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.