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.


  • 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.