Body Art Establishments

The Montana Department of Public Health and 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.

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 Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS).

If you have any questions, please contact Montana DPHHS Food and Consumer Safety, Body Art Program and Cascade City-County Health Department.

Getting a Tattoo