The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) released an updated NEHA Body Art Model Code (BAMC). In the time since the original code was released more than 20 years ago, body art has become much more accepted, diverse, and popular.
In Spring of 2016, NEHA began working with subject matter experts and national partners to develop an updated Body Art Model Code (BAMC). The updated BAMC was created with input from environmental health and industry professionals, and addresses the ways body art impacts public health, both old and new. The BAMC is available for local and state agencies and other organizations to use as a resource to update their own body art codes and protect public health.