GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Kent County Health Department has shut down an unlicensed tattooing facility on Grand Rapids’ northwest side.
Thursday afternoon, a bright orange notice was posted at the building at 456 Leonard St. NW where the health department says the illegal artists were operating.
The health department said it shut down the tattooer after getting a tip overnight. Grand Rapids police officers went with a health department sanitarian as she delivered a cease-and-desist letter and posted the notice.
It marked the second time the health department has issued a cease-and-desist order to the operation.
The health department reminded residents that free, confidential HIV testing is available for anyone who has been tattooed at an unlicensed facility.