Starting a Tattoo Shop in Ohio

There are many different state requirements for starting a tattoo shop, or any business for that matter, depending on the state. These general guidelines are meant to help steer you in the right direction. We have researched the web and State and Federal laws to bring all this to you in one place. Planning, experience, and training will effect how well your business does.
There is no exception to checking with a local lawyer and your state to find any of the most current laws and requirements. This page is for informational purposes only, and should not be your only source of information in your endeavors. Laws change, sometimes too often. So after looking over the information we have compiled here, speak with an attorney, your local chamber of commerce, and other business owners.

So, you want to start a tattoo shop in Ohio?

  1. You’ll want to make sure you have adequate funding for your business. This means having enough money to weather the storm when you don’t have enough clients walking through the door, otherwise known as disposable income.
  2. Regulated state: Double check Ohio’s official website here:        
  3. Tattooing of minors are prohibited
  4. Regulated by the State Board of Health.
  5. Time: This is something that you need an abundance of. You’ll want to be available for your customers and still have enough time to take care of the day to day business tasks that will need to be taken care of.

Research, research, research!!!! Have a calculated plan, and execute that plan.

This is the key. Whether you want to learn how to tattoo or you are an experienced tattoo artist looking to start your own business.

Thinking of moving to a different state?  Or clicked on the wrong one?  Use the flash map below to find information for your state on starting a tattoo business.
Already have a tattoo business and would like to make sure your shop or parlor is listed on our site?  Check Ohio’s tattoo business listing to make sure we have your correct business details listed.  Consider Maximizing your advertising by placing a banner on the top of your state’s page with your business name and linking back to your tattoo business website.

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