California Body Art

California Safe Body Art Act AB300 & Cal-OSHA Compliant Online Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) Training for Tattoo Artists, Body Piercer, Permanent Make-Up, and Microblading Professionals

Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Tattooing, Body Art, Los Angeles Tattoo License, California Tattoo License, OSHA, Cal-OSHA
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1372California - Bloodborne Pathogens for California Body Art (Except LA & Sacramento)Tattoo/Piercing BBPCalifornia$24.95
1371Los Angeles & Sacramento County - Bloodborne Pathogens for LA & Sacramento Body ArtTattoo/Piercing BBPCalifornia$24.95

California Tattoo License - Body Art Regulations & Bloodborne Pathogens Training Requirement

Assembly Bill (AB) 300, the Safe Body Art Act, became effective throughout throughout California on July 1, 2012.

The California Safe Body Art Act regulates tattooing, branding, body piercing, and permanent makeup. The ordinance requires all body art practitioners to annually register with the County, obtain annual bloodborne pathogens (BBP) training, provide documentation of Hepatitis B vaccination status, obtain specific health information from clients, and obtain “informed consent” from clients.

The California Safe Body Art Act also requires the owner of a body art facility to obtain a Health Permit, operate the facility in a safe and clean manner, maintain written procedures for the operation of the facility, and maintain records of training and equipment sterilization. AB 300 also regulates the performance of body art at body art events, in temporary demonstration booths, and in vehicles.

The Body Art Program’s inspectors conduct annual inspections of body art facilities to determine compliance with the Safe Body Art Act and may suspend or revoke permits and registrations under specified conditions.

California County Approvals / Acceptance (Click Here): Approved By San Diego, Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, Sacramento County, San Bernadino County, Fresno County, Stanislaus County, Solano County, Amador County, Los Angeles, Contra Costa Health Services, Nevada County, Kern County, Butte County, Ventura County, Yolo County, Placer County, Shasta County, Pasadena County, Monterey County, Sutter County, Siskiyou County (Approved for all major counties in California…list is keep growing..!)

Los Angeles County Tattoo License / Body Art License Requirements (Click Here):  Assembly Bill (AB) 300, the California Safe Body Art Act, became effective throughout throughout California on July 1, 2012. AB 300 supersedes the Los Angeles County Body Art Ordinance in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County and the 14 cities where it was adopted. The Body Art Program enforces the Safe Body Art Act in all areas of Los Angeles County, except the cities of Long Beach, Pasadena, and Vernon.. Biologix Solutions LLC is a Los Angeles County Department of Public Health approved provider of online bloodborne pathogens and infection prevention training provider for body art professionals.

Body Art Practitioner Registration Instructions
Body Art Practitioner Annual Registration Application
Voluntary Declination of Hepatitis B Vaccination
Approved Training Providers for the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Training

California Tattoo License / Body Art Professionals Registration of Body Art Practitioners: All persons who perform body art are required to register with the local enforcement agency. To register in Los Angeles County you must submit a Body Art Practitioner Annual Registration Form along with the following:

  • Valid government issued photo identification indicating practitioner is 18 years of age or older (i.e. Drivers License or State Identification Card).
  • All first-time registrants must provide a 2″ x 2″ passport type photo.
  • Proof of completion of a County-approved Blood Borne Pathogens Exposure Control Training.
  • Certificate of Hepatitis B vaccination, evidence of immunity, physician statement of contraindication for medical reasons, or a vaccination declination statement.


Body Art Facility Requirements to Obtain A Public Health Permit: Upon verification that a body art facility meets all of the following requirements a Public Health Permit will be issued. General Requirements:

  • Possesses a current Infection Prevention and Control Plan (see sidebar)
  • Facility is clean, free of insects and rodents, and has walls, floors and ceilings that are smooth, washable and free of holes
  • All practitioners are registered with certificates posted
  • A contract for removal of all sharps waste
    Waste containers with liners in procedure area and decontamination area
  • Properly labeled sharps containers that are within arm’s reach of the practitioners in the procedure and decontamination areas


Procedure Areas:

  • Equipped with adequate lighting
  • Equipped with a hand washing sink with hot (110°F) and cold running water, liquid soap, and single-use towels in a touchless dispenser


Decontamination Areas: (Not required if only disposable, single-use, pre-sterilized instruments are used)

  • Separated from procedure areas by at least 5 feet or a by a cleanable barrier
  • Equipped with a sink with hot and cold running water for cleaning and disinfecting equipment
    Only equipment manufactured for sterilization of medical instruments may be used
  • Upon initial installation, after repair, and at least monthly the sterilization unit must be tested using a commercial biological indicator monitoring system


Below you will find full list of county health department / environment health program / body art program / agencies that have approved or listed Biologix Solutions’ comprehensive body art industry specific bloodborne pathogens and infection control training as an accepted training to obtain/renew body art license in the State of California. All most all Counties in California accepts course / provider approved by Los Angeles County (If your County is not listed here please visit your County Health Department’s website to see most updated list of approved/accepted providers).

Los Angeles County: Click Here

San Mateo County Health Department Environmental Health Services: Click Here

San Bernardino County: Click Here

Fresno County: Click Here

Santa Clara County: Click Here

Stanislaus County: Click Here

Kern County: Click Here

San Diego County: Click Here

Sacramento County: Click Here

Contra Costa Health Services: Click Here

Yolo County: Click Here

Alameda County: Click Here

Santa Barbara County: Click Here

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Butte County: Click Here

Sonoma County: Click Here

Nevada County: Click Here

Placer County: Click Here

Ventura County: Click Here

Solano County: Click Here

Shasta County: Click Here

Pasadena County: Click Here

Monterey County: Click Here

Sutter County: Click Here

Siskiyou County: Click Here

Santa Cruz: Click Here

Following counties accept courses approved by other California counties

San Francisco Department of Public Health Environmental Health Branch
Riverside County
County of Marin
City of Long Beach
San Joaquin County
Kings County
Imperial County
Yuba County
Amador County
Humboldt County
County of Lake
Tulare County
Mendocino County
Merced County

Note: Please check your County Health Department’s website for most current requirements to apply/renew body art license, and accepted/approved bloodborne pathogens training provider to ensure that Biologix Solutions LLC is listed in the list of the approved providers posted on County’s website. If you have any questions or concerns, please call County Health Department directly to get most current information.

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