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Tattoos & Piercing

Tattoos & Piercing

Local health departments register and inspect tattoo, body piercing and ear piercing studios. Anyone providing tattooing or piercing services must be registered with their local health department and working in a permitted studio. Those registered as a tattoo artist or body piercer must also take an approved bloodborne pathogen education course. For the local ordinance please click the link below.

  • Tattoo and body piercing studios are inspected twice per year.
  • Ear piercing studios are inspected once per year.
  • Additional inspections are conducted on a complaint basis.
  • The main areas of an inspection include sterilization, proper procedures, employee hygiene, waste disposal and record keeping.
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On-Site Sewage

The Lincoln Trail District Health Department Environmental office provides inspections for septic systems in Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, and Washington Counties.

Public Swimming Pools & Beaches

All public swimming and bathing facilities are routinely inspected for water quality, safety, proper function, overall cleanliness and other items that may affect public health.

Tattoos & Piercing

Local health departments register and inspect tattoo, body piercing and ear piercing studios. All providers must be registered with their local health department and working in a permitted studio. 

Rabies (Animal Bites)

All non-domesticated or “wild animals” must immediately be sacrificed and tested in the State Rabies Laboratory. Domesticated farm animals are evaluated on a case by case basis.

Schools

We inspect all private and parochial schools serving kindergarten through 12th grade twice each year to ensure compliance with Kentucky school sanitation regulation.

Hotels & Motels

Hotels and motels are inspected annually. Areas of the inspection include safety, cleanliness, lighting, supplies, bedding, ice machines and laundry areas.

Mobile Home & RV Parks

Mobile home parks and recreational vehicle parks are inspected annually to ensure facilities are maintained, sanitary and safe. Follow-up inspections are conducted as needed.

Youth Camps

Local health departments inspect both residential and day camp facilities to ensure compliance with state regulation.

Private Water Testing

The Lincoln Trail District Health Department provides water testing for private water supplies, wells, or cisterns. The cost associated with sampling is $50.

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