Tattoo & Piercing Establishments

The Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services requires licensing of tattooing, permanent make-up, body piercing and ear lobe piercing establishments.

The Montana Standards for Tattooing are found in Title 37, Chapter 112, Sub-chapter 1 of the Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM):

Our environmental health sanitarians inspect and license all operators in Great Falls and Cascade County. If you have any questions about these programs please contact us.

If You are Interested in Starting a Business

If you would like to open a tattooing, cosmetic tattooing, body piercing or ear lobe piercing business in Great Falls or in Montana, please complete the Plan Review Application available from DPHHS.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services
Food and Consumer Safety, Body Art Program
P O Box 202951
Helena, MT 59620-2951
Phone (406) 444-2408
Cascade City County Health Dept.
Environmental Health Division
(406) 454-6950

If You are Interested in Getting a Tattoo

Think Before you Ink” by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

Questions and Answers by the Montana Sanitation Standards for Tattooing, Cosmetic Tattooing, Body Piercing, and Ear Piercing