Body Art Studios (Tattoo and Body Piercing)

The Putnam County Health Department helps to protect the health of the citizens of Putnam County by permitting and inspecting all Body Art Studios.  All Tattoo and Body Piercing Studios (referred to as Body Art Studios) must have a permit from the health department.  All facilities that perform Micro Blading must obtain a Tattoo Studio permit. Information on the facilities are available at:

Body Art Studios that are new, being renovated, or have a change of ownership must go through the plan review process.  This starts with filling out a plan review application:

Upon approval of the plans, submit an application to operate and schedule an inspection and contact the health department to schedule an inspection.

All body piercers must have a current Registration with the West Virginia DHHR. Click here for more information.

If you have any complaints you would like us to investigate, please fill out this form. You can also email or call us.

Contact Information

Phone: (304) 757-2541 | Fax: (304) 757-7287
Email: putnamlhd@wv.gov
Physical Address: 11878 Winfield Road, Winfield, WV 25213
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 892, Winfield, WV 25213