Tattoo Regulations

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It’s been reported that the Porter County Health Department is cracking down on tattoo shops failing to comply with Indiana state regulations.  The new plan is to inspect tattoo shops once or twice a year, focusing on areas of health concerns and age requirements.  Inspectors will look at cleanliness, equipment, procedures, blood issues, and infectious waste disposal.

I received my first tattoo from Jeff Groom at Ancient Ink, located on 109th Avenue in Winfield, Indiana.  Jeff guided me through the whole process, addressing all health and safety issues.  I documented the experience of my first tattoo in this short radio production.  Take a listen…


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