LICENSING & REGULATIONS

For the most current information click this link: Alabama Department of Public Health, Division of Food, Milk, and Lodging website.

Alabama Department of Public Health
Division of Food, Milk, and Lodging
The RSA Tower 201 Monroe Street, Suite 1250
Montgomery, AL 36104
Tel: (334) 206-5300

For more information please visit:

    • Alaska’s Board of Barbers and Hairdressers
    • Applications/Forms
    • Statutes and Regulations

Contact Information:

Colleen Wilson
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau AK 99811-0806
Phone: 907-465-2547
Fax: 907-465-2547
colleen.wilson@alaska.gov

For more information please visit:

Contact Information:

4815 West Markham,
Little Rock, AR 72205
Tel: 501-661-2000

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Contact Information:

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246-1530

Phone: 303-692-2700

For the most current information please visit the Connecticut Department of Public Health: Tattooist Information website.

Contact Information:

Connecticut Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06134
Tel: 860-509-8000

For the most current information please visit the Delaware Division of Public Health Body Art Establishments website.

Contact Information:

Delaware Health and Social Services
Division of Public Health
417 Federal Street
Jesse Cooper Building
Dover, DE 19901
Tel: 302-744-1220
Fax: 302-739-1957

For the most current information please visit the Bureau of Community Environmental Health, Tattooing & Permanent Makeup website.

Contact Information:

Bureau of Community Environmental Health, HSEC,
4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN A08,
Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-1710
Tel: 850-245-4277

For the most current information and for statewide contact information please visit Hawaii’s Department of Health website.

For the most current information please visit Illinois Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Protection, Body Art Establishments website.

For more information please read: PART 797 BODY ART CODE

Contact Information:

Illinois Department of Public Health
535 W. Jefferson St.
Springfield, IL 62761
Tel: 217-782-4977

 

For the most current information please visit the Indiana Department of Health website on Tattoo and Body Piercing website.

Contact Information:

Indiana State Department of Health
2 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Tel: 317-233-1325

For the most current information please visit the Iowa Department of Public Health Tattoo Program website.

For more information about the Tattoo Program, contact:
Chelsea Stevens at 515-281-5894

Tattoo Program, Iowa Department of Public Health
321 E. 12th Street,
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

For additional information on the tattoo program, please call: 515-281-7726

For the most current information please visit the Kansas Board of Cosmetology website.

Contact Information:

714 SW Jackson Suite 100,
Topeka, Kansas 66603
Tel: 785-296-3155
Fax: 785-296-3002
Email: kboc@kboc.state.ks.us

For the most current information please visit the Kentucky Department for Public Health Tattoo, Body Piercing and Ear Piercing Programs website.

Contact Information:

Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Office of the Secretary
275 East Main Street
Frankfort, Ky. 40621
Tel: 800-372-2973

For the most current information please visit the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Sanitarian Services Commercial Body Art website.

Contact Information:

Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals
628 N. 4th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Tel: 225-342-9500

For more information please download: Chapter 210: Rules Relating to Tattooing from the states Department of Health and Human Services.

Contact Information:

Department of Health and Human Services
221 State Street
Augusta, ME 04333
Tel: 207-287-3707

Licensing Contact:

No statewide body for licensing of permanent cosmetics could be found, but some counties or municipalities do regulate.

For example, Baltimore:
http://health.baltimorecity.gov/environmental-health/tattoo-facilities

For the most current information please visit the Massachusetts Health and Human Services, Community Sanitation: Body Art website.

Contact Information:

Office of Health Services
250 Washington Street 6th Fl
Boston, MA 02108
Tel: 617-210-5000

For the most current information please visit Tattooing Information and Guidelines for Tattooists and Consumers from the Minnesota Department of Health.

Contact Information:

Minnesota Department of Health

P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975
Tel:
651-201-5000
888-345-0823 – For Minnesota callers outside the metro area (toll-free)

For the most current information please visit Mississippi State Department of Health – Regulations website.

Contact Information:

Mississippi State Department of Health
570 East Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS 39216
Te: 601-576-7400 - (8am-5pm)

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For the most current information please visit Montana’s Department of Public Health & Human Services, Food & Consumer Safety (FCSS) website.

Contact Information:

Food and Consumer Safety Section
1400 Broadway, Room C214
Helena, MT 59620
Tel: 406-444-5622

For the most current information please visit Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services website.

Contact Information:

Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
301 Centennial Mall South,
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509
Tel: 402-471-2117

There are no state statutes or regulations directly regulating tattoo establishments or tattoo artists.

Tattoo establishments are regulated locally under district and local boards of health. The Health Authorities responsible are:

The State Health Division has responsibility as the Health Authority for the other rural and frontier counties. The Health Division does not currently have regulations related to tattooing.

For the most current information please visit:

Contact Information:

LICENSING AND REGULATIVE SERVICES
Department of Health and Human Services
129 Pleasant Street
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
Tel: 603-271-0277
Contact person: Connie Beliveau
Email: cbeliveau@dhhs.state.nh.ust

For the most current information please visit The Public Health, Sanitation and Safety Program of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Serviceswebsite.

Contact Information:

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
John Fitch Plaza, PO Box 360
Trenton, N.J. 08625-0360

For the most current information please visit New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department Board of Barbers and Cosmetologistst website.

Contact Information:

Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists
2550 Cerrillos Road, Second Floor
Toney Anaya Building
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Tel: 505-476-4690

For the most current information please visit New York State Department of Health, Body Art – Tattooing and Body Piercing website.

For additional information click here.

Contact Information:

New York State Department of Health
Center for Environmental Health Bureau of Community Environmental Health & Food Protection
547 River Street, Room 515
Troy, NY 12180-2216
Tel:
518-402-7600
800-458-1158, extension 2-7600
Email: bcehfp@health.state.ny.us

For the most current information please visit North Carolina Department of Environmental Health Services Tattoo Program website.

Contact Information:

Environmental Health Services Section
1632 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1632
Tel: 919-733-2884

For more information please visit:

North Dakota Department of Health
Division of Food and Lodging

Contact Information:

Food & Lodging
Tel: 701-328-1291
Toll Free: 800-472-2927
Fax: 701-328-1890

For the most current information please visit the Ohio Department of Health Tattoo and Body Piercing Services website.

For additional information click here:
https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/body-art-program/

Contact Information:

Department of Health (DOH)
246 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Tel: 614-466-3543

For the most current information please visit the Oklahoma State Department of Health – Body Piercing and Tattooing website.

Contact Information:

Oklahoma State Department of Health
Consumer Health Service
1000 N.E. 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Tel: 405-271-5243
Fax: 405-271-5286
Email:  CHSLicensing@health.ok.gov

For the most current information please visit Oregon’s Advisory Council for Electrologists, Permanent Color Technicians and Tattoo Artists website.

Contact Information:

Electrologists, Permanent Color, Tattoo Artists
700 Summer St. NE Suite 320
Salem OR 97301-1287

For the most current information please visit Pennsylvania Department of State, Professional Licensing, Cosmetology website.

Contact Information:

State Board of Cosmetology
P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105
Tel: 717-783-7130
Email: cosmetology@pa.gov

For more information please visit:

Contact Information:

Rhode Island Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Providence RI 02908
Tel:
800-942-7434
401-222-5960 - (out of state )

For the most current information please visit the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control – Tattoo Information website.

Contact Information:

S.C. DHEC
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Tel: 803-898-3432

For the most current information please visit Tennessee’s Division of General Environmental Health website.

Contact Information:

Division of General Environmental Health
425 Fifth Avenue, North
Cordell Hull Building, 6th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Tel: 615-741-7206

For the most current information please visit Texas Department of State Health Services, Tattoo and Body Piercing Studios website.

Contact Information:

For General Program Assistance
Email: DMD.regulatory@dshs.state.tx.us
Tel: 512-834-6755
Fax: 512-834-6759

Address:
Drugs and Medical Devices Group MC 1987
Texas Department of State Health Services
1.O. Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347

For Licensing Assistance
Email: drugs-foodsafety@dshs.state.tx.us
Tel: 512-834-6727
Fax: 512-834-6741

Address:
RLU, Food and Drug Licensing Group MC 2835
Texas Department of State Health Services
1.O. Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347

For the most current information please visit South West Utah Public Health Department, Body Art website.

For more information please read:
76-10-2201. Unlawful body piercing and tattooing of a minor — Penalties.

For more information, please contact your local Health Department.

For the most current information please visit Vermont Department of Labour, Tattooist or Body Piercer page.

For additional information visit Vermont Secretary of State, Professional Regulation, Tattooists & Body Piercers.

Contact Information:

Vermont Secretary of State, Office of Professional Regulation
National Life Bldg, North FL2
Montpelier, VT 05620
Tel: 802-828-1505

For the most current information please visit Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, Board for Barbers and Cosmetology website.

Contact Information:

Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation

Perimeter Center
Suite 102 (first floor)
9960 Mayland Drive
Richmond VA 23233
Tel: 804-367-8500

For the most current information please visit Washington State Department of Licensing, How to get your license: Permanent cosmetics artists page.

Contact Information:

Tattoos, Body Piercing, and Body Art Program
Business and Professions Division
Department of Licensing
405 Black Lake Blvd SW
Olympia, WA 98502

Map and directions

Tel: 360-664-6660
Fax: 360-664-2550
Email: plssunit@dol.wa.gov

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For the most current information please visit the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources, Tattoo Studio website.

Contact Information:

West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources
State Capitol Complex, Building 3 Room 206
Charleston, WV 25305
Tel: 304-558-0684

For the most current information please visit Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, Tattooing and Body Piercing page.

Contact Information:

Division of Public Health
Food Safety and Recreational Licensing
1 W Wilson Street, Room 150
Madison WI 53703
Tel: 608-266-1562
Email: webmaildph@dhfs.state.wi.us

For the most current information please visit Wyoming Board of Cosmetology, Rules and regulations page.

Contact Information:

Wyoming Board of Cosmetology
2515 Warren Ave., Suite 302
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Tel: 307-777-3534
Fax: 307-777-3681

For more information contact the City Clerk’s Office.

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