Los Angeles Body Art License

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Approved Online Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Body Art Professionals.

Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Tattooing

Los Angeles County Tattoo License – Body Art Regulations:
Assembly Bill (AB) 300, the Safe Body Art Act, became effective throughout throughout California on July 1, 2012.

The 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 blood-borne pathogen training, provide documentation of Hepatitis B vaccination status, obtain specific health information from clients, and obtain “informed consent” from clients.

The 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.

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

Los Angeles County: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/eh/docs/baTrainingProviders.pdf

California County Approvals / Acceptance (Click Here): Approved By Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, Sacramento County, San Bernadino County, Fresno County, Stanislaus County, Solano County, Amador County, Los Angeles County, 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..!)

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.

Course Objectives – Upon completion of this course, you will be able to
  • Understand the purpose of OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, how it applies to the body art industry, and need for bloodborne pathogens & infection control training for tattooing, piercing artists and permanent
    makeup artists.
  • Medical/health issues associated with body art industry.
  • How cross contamination and contact transmission occurs in shops.
  • Bloodborne pathogens (HIV, Hepatitis B virus, Hepatitis C virus) & selected communicable diseases (Hepatitis A, Staphylococcus auerus infections, including MRSA, Tuberculosis, Impetigo, Scabies, Ringworm, Molluscum Contagiosum, Herpes Simplex, and Herpes Zoster)
    • Identification of the disease
    • Description of the infectious agent
    • Mode of transmission
    • Incubation period
    • Period of communicability
    • Prevention of transmission in the tattoo establishment
  • Know the minimum operational requirements (sanitary and safety requirements) related to the design and operation of tattoo establishments, and temporary establishments.
  • Know the Standard Precautions and available PPE to prevent transmission of bloodborne pathogens & common skin infections.
  • Know the basics of infection control, sterilization by autoclave, and aseptic techniques used to prevent disease transmission in the tattoo establishments.
  • Know the steps to take following an exposure incident.