Few Poor Marks for Oklahoma Tattoo Studios

Oklahoma City, OK – Tattoo studios were legalized in Oklahoma two years ago and state health inspectors say since then they've found fewer than 30 health code violations.

And more than 20 of those violations were for improper licensing and most of those violations were in 2006 and 2007.

Tattoo shop owners say legalizing the practice and creating oversight of tattooing has made the process safer.

Public health specialist Travis Brown with the state Health Department says no tattoo business' license has been revoked because of health code violations.

Brown says tattoo studios are inspected twice a year and will be inspected if a complaint is filed.