Licensing Regulations

We often have prospective students contact us in regards to what is needed to practice in their state, and what certification they must have in order to begin seeing paying clients. Knowing what license and licensing you need for microblading can be tough. With our microblading state requirement table, you can view your state and its individual laws and regulations regarding microblading. For any other questions you may have, please contact classes@eyedn.com.

Please look for your state and click on it so you can see more detailed information.

Alabama

Alabama Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information


For the most current information please visit the Alabama Department of Public Health, Division of Food, Milk, and Lodging website.

Contact Information:
Alabama Department of Public Health
Division of Food, Milk, and Lodging
The RSA Tower 201 Monroe Street, Suite 1250
Montgomery, AL 36104

Phone: (334) 206-5300 (8am - 5pm) or 1-800-ALA-1818

Alaska

Alaska Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

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: 907/465-2974
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Arizona

Arizona Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

For more information read: 13-3721. Tattoos, brands, scarifications and piercings; minors; anesthesia; exception; defense; violation; classification; definitions.

Arkansas

Arkansas Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

For more information please visit:

Tattoos & Permanent Cosmetics Rules and Regulations
Tattoos & Permanent Cosmetic Artists FAQ
Tattoos & Permanent Cosmetic Parlor Permit

Contact Information:
4815 West Markham,
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: 501-661-2000

California

California Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

For more information please visit:

Tattooing, Permanent Cosmetics and Body Piercing: Standards for Sterilization, Sanitation and Safety
Health and Safety Code

Contact Information:
Department of Public Health
Phone: 916-558-1784

Colorado

Colorado Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

For more information please visit:
Rules and Regulations for Body Art Establishment
Business Licensing Database: Tattoo/Body Art Parlor

Contact Information:
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246-1530
(303) 692-2700

Connecticut

Connecticut Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

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

Contact Information:
Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06134
(860) 509-8000

Delaware

Delaware Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

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
Phone: (302) 744-1220
Fax: (302) 739-1957

Florida

Florida Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

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
Phone: (850) 245-4277

Hawaii

Hawaii Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

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

Idaho

Idaho Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

For more information please read:
18-1523.Tattooing, branding and body piercing of minors

Illinois

Illinois Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

For more information please read:
PART 797 BODY ART CODE

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

Illinois Department of Public Health
122 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60603
312-814-2608

Indiana

Indiana Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

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
(317) 233-1325

Iowa

Iowa Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

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

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

Kansas

Kansas Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information
For the most current information please visit the Kansas Board of Cosmetology website.

Contact Information:
714 SW Jackson Suite 100,
Topeka, Kansas 66603
Phone: (785) 296-3155
Fax (785) 296-3002
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Kentucky

Kentucky Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

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
Phone: 1-800-372-2973

Louisiana

Louisiana Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

For the most current information please visit the Louisiana 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
Phone: (225) 342-9500

Maine

Maine Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

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
Phone: 207-287-3707

Maryland

Maryland Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

Maryland has very few State regulations regulating tattoo parlors. The State of Maryland does not require tattoo artists or peircers to be licensed. The regulations that do exist are in COMAR--the Code of Maryland Administrative Regulations.

However, local county and city government are often involved in the regulation of tattooing, please check with your local government for more details.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

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
Phone: (617) 210-5000

Michigan

Minnesota

Minnesota Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

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

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

Mississippi

Mississippi Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

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
Phone: 601-576-7400 (8am-5pm)

Missouri

Missouri Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

For the most current information please visit the Missouri Office of Tattooing, Body Piercing & Branding website.

Contact Information:
Office of Tattooing, Body Piercing & Branding
3605 Missouri Blvd
P.O. Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1335
T: (573) 526-8288
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Montana

Montana Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

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
(406) 444-5622

Nebraska

Nebraska Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

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
Phone: (402) 471-2117

Nevada

Nevada Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

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:

  • Clark County Health District (Body Art Page)
  • Washoe County District Health Department (Main Page)
  • Carson City Environmental Health Department (Main Page)

  • Please email them directly if you don’t find the information you are looking for on their web site.
    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.

    New Hampshire

    New Hampshire Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulations

  • For the most current information please visit:
  • New Hampshire Body Art Practitioner website
  • New Hampshire Statutes: Chapter 314-A: Body Art

  • Contact Information:
    LICENSING AND REGULATIVE SERVICES
    Department of Health and Human Services
    129 Pleasant Street
    Concord, New Hampshire 03301

    Phone: (603) 271-0277
    Contact person: Connie Beliveau
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    New Jersey

    New Jersey Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

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

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

    New Mexico

    New Mexico Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

    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
    (505) 476-4690

    New York

    New York Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

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

    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
    (518)-402-7600
    (800)-458-1158, extension 2-7600
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    North Carolina

    North Carolina Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

    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
    Phone: 919-733-2884

    North Dakota

    North Dakota Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

    For more information please visit:
  • North Dakota Century Code and North Dakota Administrative Code pertaining to Tattoo and Body Art Facilities
  • North Dakota Division of Food and Lodging

  • Contact Information:
    Food & Lodging
    Phone: 701.328.1291
    Toll Free: 1.800.472.2927
    Fax: 701.328.1890

    Ohio

    Ohio Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

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

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

    Oklahoma

    Oklahoma Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

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

    Contact Information:
    Consumer Protection Division
    1000 N.E. 10th Street
    (405) 271-5243
    Contact: Tressa Madden, Director

    Oregon

    Oregon Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

    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

    Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

    Board Laws & Regulations

    State Board of Cosmetology
    P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105
    Phone - (717) 783-7130
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    Rhode Island

    Rhode Island Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

    For more information please visit:
  • Rhode Island General Law §23-1-39 Tattooing and/or Body Piercing
  • Rhode Island General Law §11-9-15 Tattooing of Minors
  • Rhode Island Rules and Regulations of Tattoo Artists and Tattoo Parlors


  • Contact Information:
    Rhode Island Department of Health
    3 Capitol Hill
    Providence RI 02908
    1-800-942-7434
    (out of state 401-222-5960)

    South Carolina

    South Carolina Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

    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
    (803) 898-3432

    Tennessee

    Tennessee Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

    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
    (615) 741-7206

    Texas

    Texas Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

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

    Contact Information:
    Division for Regulatory Services
    P. O. Box 149347
    Austin, Texas 78714
    (512) 834-6770

    Utah

    Utah Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

    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.

    Vermont

    Vermont Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

    For the most current information please visit the Vermont Secretary of State - Office of Professional Regulations - Tattooists website.

    Contact Information:
    Office of Professional Regulation
    National Life Bldg, North FL2
    Montpelier, VT 05620
    Phone: (802) 828-1505

    Virginia

    Virginia Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

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

    Contact Information:
    Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
    9960 Mayland Drive
    Suite 400
    Richmond, Virginia 23233-1463
    Phone: (804) 367-8509
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    Washington

    Washington Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

    The following links are to pages found on the Washington State Legislature website and pertain to the current tattooing laws, rules/regulations, and bills:

    Revised Code of Washington (RCW):
    RCW 70.54.320
    Electrology and tattooing - Findings.

    RCW 70.54.330
    Electrology and tattooing - Definitions.

    RCW 70.54.340
    Electrology and tattooing - Rules, sterilization requirements.

    RCW 70.54.350
    Electrology and tattooing - Practitioners to comply with rules - Penalty.

    RCW 26.28.085
    Applying tattoo to a minor - Penalty.

    Washington Administrative Code (WAC):

    Chapter 246-145 WAC
    Electrology and tattooing standards for sterilization procedures and infection control

    Bills:
    SB 5180 - 2007-08
    Regulating tattooing and body piercing.
    SB 5821 - 2007-08
    Regulating body art facilities.
    If you have any other questions, please visit the Access Washington Help Center at: http://support.access.wa.gov/

    West Virginia

    West Virginia Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

    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
    Phone: (304) 558-0684

    Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

    For the most current information please visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

    Contact Information:
    T: 608-266-1562
    E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Division of Public Health
    Food Safety and Recreational Licensing
    1 W Wilson Street, Room 150
    Madison WI 53703

    Many areas in Wisconsin are regulated by local public health departments rather than the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. If your facility is not in one of the jurisdictions where the State has jurisdiction, then you should contact the Local Public Health Department.

    Wyoming

    Wyoming Permanent Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation Information

    For more information please read:

    14-3-107. Performing body-art on persons who have not reached the age of majority; penalties; definition

    Local licensing requirements may exist. Contact the City Clerk’s Office for more information.

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