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Conventional and Cosmetic Tattooing

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Tattoo Establishment License: $200.00

Tattoo Artist License: $60.00

Guest Tattoo Artist Registration: $35.00

Prerequisite Permits(s)

Tattoo Establishment License requires a Biomedical Waste Generator Permit: $85.00

Program Description 

Effective January 1, 2012, the Florida Department of Health implemented sections 381.00771-381.00791, Florida Statutes, The Practice of Tattooing. These statutes require licensure of tattoo artists and tattoo establishments, and also set forth educational requirements and standards of practice for conventional and cosmetic tattoo artists, and operational requirements for tattoo establishments.

The Florida Department of Health in Alachua County manages the Conventional and Cosmetic Tattooing Program for the following North Central Florida Counties: Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Putnam, Suwannee and Union.


Environmental Health - Conventional and Cosmetic Tattooing

The above site contains information regarding the Florida Department of Health's Conventional and Cosmetic Tattooing Program, including links to training, valuable resources, and Chapter 64E-28, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).