Minnesota Tattoo Bloodborne Pathogens Training

Minnesota Approved Bloodborne Pathogens and Prevention of Disease Transmission Training to Obtain/Renew Minnesota Tattoo License

Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Tattooing
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1370Minnesota - Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Minnesota Body Art ProfessionalsTattoo/Piercing BBPMinnesota$35.00
Minnesota Tattoo License – Body Art Regulations: (Click Here

BBP coursework must be completed within the year PRECEDING your initial application or your renewal application. In order to qualify for the training requirements of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 146B.03, Subd. 4, the training must include:

  • Bloodborne pathogens,
  • The prevention of disease transmission,
  • Infection control, and
  • Aseptic techniques
Minnesota Department of Health – Minnesota Tattoo Licensure Requirements.

(a) An applicant for licensure under this section must submit to the commissioner on a form provided by the commissioner:

(1) proof that the applicant is over the age of 18;

(2) the type of license the applicant is applying for;

(3) all fees required under section 146B.10;

(4) proof of completing a minimum of 200 hours of supervised experience within each area for which the applicant is seeking a license, and must include an affidavit from the supervising licensed technician;

(5) Proof of having satisfactorily completed a minimum of five hours of coursework, within the year preceding application and approval by the commissioner, on bloodborne pathogens, the prevention of disease transmission, infection control, and aseptic technique.

(a) Effective January 1, 2011, no individual may perform tattooing unless the individual holds a valid tattoo technician license issued by the commissioner under this chapter, except as provided in subdivision 3.

(b) Effective January 1, 2011, no individual may perform body piercing unless the individual holds a valid body piercing technician license issued by the commissioner under this chapter, except as provided in subdivision 3.

(c) If an individual performs both tattooing and body piercing, the individual must hold a valid dual body art technician license.

Body Art licensing questions? Call 651-201-3770 or email Health.BA@state.mn.us.

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Body Art Establishment Application 2017 (PDF)

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Current Body Art Licenses

Regulatory Information

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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.