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Safety & Regulation

For more information on tattoo safety and regulation, please refer to the following:

Artists & Establishments

The Iowa Department of Public Health Tattoo Program maintains currents list of licensed artists, permanent makeup artists, and establishments in the State of Iowa.

Copies of these lists can be found below:


If you would like to file a complaint against a Tattoo Artist or Establishment, please complete the following form then mail it to:

Tattoo Program
Iowa Department of Public Health
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

For more information about the Tattoo Program, contact: Debbi Cooper at (515) 242-6337
Tattoo Program | Iowa Department of Public Health | 321 E. 12th Street | Des Moines, Iowa 50319