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ADVISORY CONCERNING ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES, THE PRACTICE OF “VAPING,” “JUULING” AND USE OF OTHER ELECTRONIC NICOTINE DELIVERY SYSTEMS OR ENDS

Body Piercing Establishments

The Division of Environmental Health licenses and inspects body piercing establishments at least once per year. 

Environmental health specialists inspect tattoo establishments four times per year to ensure compliance with Tennessee's tattoos and body piercing law* and the rules and regulations.

Other Links:

Teens Health: Body Piercings
Medline Plus: Tattoos and Piercings
Mayo Clinic: Tattoos and Piercings:  What you should know before you go under the needle
U.S. Health & Human Services: Body Piercing and Risky Behavior: Is There a Connection?
Centers for Disease Control:  Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing?

*Tennessee Code, Title 62, Chapter 38