The Shop is a licensed body art facility in downtown Fowlerville, Michigan. We have always and will always post our completed health inspection reports for full transparency.
At the bottom of this page, you’ll find links to all of past body art health inspection results from The Shop. Please click on them to see what goes into a health inspection and how our facility did.
Tattoo Aftercare Instructions:
- Michigan Department of Community Health Aftercare Instructions
- The Shop’s Tattoo Aftercare Instructions
Consent Form (in case you want to fill it out before your appointment):
Information About Tattoo Health Risks And Tattoo Sanitation:
- Tattoos and Sanitation Checklist
- State of Michigan’s Body Art Information Website
- Information from the CDC about Body Art
- COVID-19 Infection, COVID-19 Shots and Scheduling Your Tattoos
- Disclosure Statement
Michigan Body Art Law
Public Act 375 passed December 22, 2010 requires a yearly Body Art Facility License issued by the Michigan Department of Community Health in order to perform tattooing. If caught tattooing without the required license, tattooists face up to 93 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,500 for each violation!
Only a facility can be licensed.
The State of Michigan maintains an online list of all body art licenses. It’s kept very up to date.
Some tattooists that tattoo out of their houses present a certificate to convince potential clients that they are licensed. That is probably a Red Cross certificate. It is not a State tattooing license. If they say it is, they are lying.
An individual tattoo artist can no longer be licensed in our state – period.
Just because a shop is “open,” doesn’t mean it’s actually licensed.
Sometimes it’s hard to tell. It’s not just basement scratchers anymore. Some have actual brick and mortar shops now. See, since COVID, our county health departments are drowning in work, and unfortunately, some shops have managed to open up and stay open under the radar.
The license is given for the exact address of the facility. So, when we moved, we had to get a new license, even though we still have the same name and the same owner. That’s why as of Sept 2022, it looks like we have two separate licenses.
Look for their license and check the date. It has to be on display. In the age of digital editing though, a license would not be that hard to fabricate. Thankfully, the State of Michigan has a document that constantly updates. You can search by address to see if the shop you plan to go to has a current license.
Health Inspection Results
The Shop’s Opening Health Inspection Report 10-23-2012 – Zero Violations
The Shop’s Health Inspection Report 6-6-2013 – Zero Violations
The Shop’s Health Inspection Report 4-22-2015 – Zero Violations
The Shop’s Renovation/ Health Inspection Report 9-1-2015 – Zero Violations
The Shop’s Health ( Plus Medical Waste) Inspection Report 3-29-2016 – Zero Violations
The Shop’s Health Inspection Report 3-7-2017 – Zero Violations
The Shop’s Health Inspection Report 3-1-2018 – Zero Violations
The Shop’s Medical Waste Inspection Report (Pilot Program) 4-10-18 – Zero Violations
The Shop’s Health Inspection Report 2-14-2019 – Zero Violations
The Shop’s Medical Waste Inspection Report (Pilot Program) 2-14-2019 – Zero Violations
The Shop’s Health ( Plus Medical Waste) Inspection Report 1-31-2020– Zero Violations
The Shop’s Health Inspection Report 2-8-2021 – Zero Violations
The Shop’s Health Inspection Report 1-11-2022 – Zero Violations
The Shop’s Expansion Health Inspection Report 5-19-2022 – Zero Violations