How to Become a Licensed Tattoo Artist in the United States

How to Become a Licensed Tattoo Artist

Licensed Tattoo Artist: Rules and regulations for body art industry vary from state to state, and from county to county, but there are a few basic guidelines that can give you an idea of what you need to do to become a licensed tattoo artist. You must check with your licensing agency for their most updated requirement.

  1. Check minimum requirements for your State/County/Local Licensing Agency.
  2. Some local licensing agency requires having minimum experience. You must comply with it by having apprenticeship or working experience.
  3. Get required Bloodborne Pathogens & infection Control training (All most all States/County requires annual training). Some do require CPR/First Aid training.
  4. Apply for license with required fees and documents.

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Tattoo, Piercing, Permanent Cosmetics / Body Art Regulations: Body art regulations differs from place to place. Many States / Local Health Departments / Licensing Agencies do not endorse nor approve bloodborne pathogens classes or trainers, but accepts body art industry specific nationally accredited courses that meets OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard 29CFR 1910.1030 requirements. We have made extensive efforts to have our course approved by most State/Local agencies who has their own review process to approve courses. Biologix Solutions LLC’s 100% online bloodborne pathogens courses are approved and accepted by almost all State Health Departments / Local Health Licensing Agencies in Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, California (LA County approved), Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, *New York (Except New York City-classroom course required), North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia.

California Counties Approval/Accepted (Full List): Approved By Los Angeles, Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, Sacramento County, Fresno County, Stanislaus County, Solano County, Amador County, Nevada County, Kern County, Butte County, Ventura County, and Yolo County (Approved for all major counties in California)

Bloodborne Pathogens Requirement for LA County California: You must take LA County approved course.