business licenses. The license application and review process is generally aimed at upholding the safe and hygienic practice of tattoo application.
Some tattoo services licenses require educational prerequisites such as blood-borne pathogen training and first aid training.
Others require apprentice programs to be completed prior to full licensure. License fees range from $10 to $500, and may depend on
the number of “stalls” in a tattoo parlor. Most licenses must be renewed either annually or biennially.
Tattoo artist licenses and parlor licenses are intended to protect patrons against the spread of serious ailments and infection.
The state, county, and local authorities actively investigate and crackdown on unlicensed tattoo services. Operating with out a
license or with a lapsed license can lead to suspension, probation or permanent revocation of a license. Monetary penalties are