BODY ART ESTABLISHMENT INSPECTION PROGRAM
All Body Art Establishments within the Town of Salem are required to meet the licensing requirements established in the Salem Municipal Code, Chapter 284. Body Art includes body piercing and tattooing. Other forms of body art, which are prohibited in Salem unless performed by a licensed physician, include branding, permanent make-up, and body piercing below the waist. Also, the tattooing of minors (under age 18) is prohibited. Parental consent does not constitute an exemption to this requirement.
All body art facilities must be properly licensed by the Town of Salem prior to operation. In addition, all body art practitioners must be individually licensed by the town as well as the State of NH. Practitioners must have successfully completed a course in the methods and techniques for the proper sterilization of instruments and materials used in body piercing and tattooing. The code establishes additional criteria the establishment and practitioners must meet including:
Routine, unannounced inspections are conducted of all licensed establishments once per year by the Health Department. A copy of the inspection report is provided for the person in charge and issues of non-compliance are discussed. Failure to comply with violations in a timely fashion may lead to suspension of the establishment license.
Salem Health Department33 Geremonty DriveSalem, NH 03079
Phone: (603) 890-2050Fax: (603) 898-1223
Town Hall Hours
Monday 8:30am - 7pm
Tuesday- Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - Noon
Office/Permit HoursMonday: 8:30am - 9:30am & 5pm - 7pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am - 9:30am & 4pm - 5pm
Friday: 8:30am - 9:30am
Health OfficerBrian Lockard, CFPM(Certified Food Safety Professional)
FDA Certified Inspector
Frequently Asked Questions