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Body Art Establishments


Article 14, Suffolk County Sanitary Code, revised and adopted October 31, 2007 provides such authority. Click here to view Article 14, Suffolk County Sanitary Code and all of its Appendices (Appendix A-Aftercare, Appendix B-Postings & Notices, Appendix C-First Aid Instructions, Appendix D-Consent Form, Appendix E-Healing Periods for Piercings, and Appendix F-Notice of Inspection & Disclaimer).

Contact Us

Contact the Department at 360 Yaphank Ave, Suite 2A, Yaphank, NY 11980:
(631) 852-5900

Body Art Establishment Applications and a Guide for the Submission of Plans are available on this website or at the office in Yaphank. You must either be sponsored by a Body Art Establishment currently under permit to the Department or one that is actively pursuing such a permit via application and/or plan review.

There is an Apprentice Body Artist program in place at this time. Apprentice Body Artist Application forms to register such an Apprenticeship are available.

Body Art Certification Schedule


Please schedule an appointment.

* you must register with the Health Dept. by contacting PHP @ (631) 852-5900


January 25 12:30PM - 4:00PM YAPHANK
March 29 12:30PM - 4:00PM YAPHANK
May 17 12:30PM - 4:00PM YAPHANK
July 26 12:30PM - 4:00PM YAPHANK
September 27 12:30PM - 4:00PM YAPHANK
December 20 12:30PM - 4:00PM YAPHANK


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