Tanning & Body Art Program

Based on contracts with the Illinois Department of Public Health, annual inspections are performed on licensed tanning facilities and body art establishments to ensure compliance with Illinois tanning facilities program legal base.

Tanning Facilities Inspections 


All tanning facilities open to the public that house ultraviolet lamps or products containing lamps intended for the irradiation of any part of the living body for cosmetic or nonmedical related purposes are required to be registered with the Department. Upon receipt of a completed application, an inspection is conducted to monitor compliance with the program and ensure that the premises and tanning facilities are installed and operated in accordance with the current IL Tanning Facility Permit Act [210 ILCS 145] and IL Tanning Facilities Code [Part 795].

Body Art Program Inspections


All body art establishments, whether public or private, temporary or permanent in nature or location, profit or not for profit, that offer the practice of physical body adornment, including, but not limited to, the following techniques: body piercing, tattooing, cosmetic tattooing, branding and scarification, are required to be registered with the Department. Upon receipt of a completed application, an inspection is conducted to monitor compliance with the program and ensure that the premises and body art establishments are operated in accordance with the current IL Tattoo and Body Piercing Establishment Registration Act [410 ILCS 54] and IL Body Art Code [Part 797].