Body Piercing Studio Business Information
Body Piercing Technicians in West Virginia are responsible for registering with the Public Health Sanitation Division prior to doing business in West Virginia. Technician Registrations must be renewed annually.
The West Virginia Body Piercing Studio Business Rule 64-80, Section 9 requires that all Body Piercing Technicians attend an approved Exposure Control Training course before they can receive their Registration. Training is valid for three years, after which time the course must be repeated.
The following are approved Exposure Control Training Programs for Body Piercing Technicians:
Body Piercing Studios are permitted in their respective county by the Local Health Departments. In order to establish a new, or remodel an existing Body Piercing Studio you are required to submit a Plan Review Information Report to your Local Health Department.
Piercing Technicians are required to keep records of every piercing given to every client. A sample client information form is provided below. Every client must also be given oral and written notification providing detailed after care instructions for the piercing.
*On-Line Application and Payment
To Complete an Online Application for New or Renewal Body Piercing Technician Certificate of Registration You will need:
● Social Security Number
● List of Body Piercing Studio(s) name, address and phone number at which you are currently working or intend to work.
● Credit Card: VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS, DISCOVER
In addition to the application and fee you must provide the following documents before your certificate of registration will be issued:
● A copy of Hepatitis B vaccination status:
o A certificate of a completed vaccination
o Laboratory evidence of immunity or
● A copy of Exposure Control Training
Red Cross – Preventing Disease Transmission
OSHA – Based Bloodborne Pathogen Control
AboveTraining.com - Bloodborne Pathogen Course
Professional Body Art/Equipment Manf. Course
These documents can be emailed to: Judith.A.Ashcraft@wv.gov