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Microblading/Permanent Cosmetics

Contact the Tattooing Program

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                                                                                                                                 Microblading/Permanent Cosmetics is considered as a form of tattooing in the state of Florida.   The practice of tattooing in Florida requires licensure as a tattoo artist and must occur in a licensed tattoo establishment.

A Tattoo Artist License requires submission of the following:

Aexpired Tattoo Artist License requires the following:

  • Completed  Application for Tattoo Artist License  ($60 renewal fee and $25 reactivation fee for a total of $85) must be issued in county where artist lives, regardless of area of work.

A Tattoo Establishment License requires submission of the following items:

Guest Tattoo Artist Registration

A guest tattoo artist registration is required for any tattoo artist who plans to tattoo in Florida and who also holds an active tattoo artist license, registration, or certification issued by a jurisdiction outside Florida. In addition, the tattoo artist is required to have completed a Bloodborne Pathogen and Communicable Diseases training that is comparable or exeeding those requirements specified in Rule  64E-28.006, Florida Administrative Code.

A Guest Tattoo Registration requires the following:

  • Completed Application for Guest Tattoo Artist Registration. (170 kb) ($35).
    • The Application must be completed with the name of the licensed tattoo establishment where the tattoo artist will perform tattooing or intends to perform tattooing.
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Copy of government-issued photo ID
  • Proof of active license,registration, or certification outside of Florida
  • Documentation of completed tattoo Education Courses (at least 70% score) or Florida Department of Health approved substitute course

Guest registration is valid up to 14 consecutive days in Florida.

If your state does not require a tattoo artist license registration or certification, you must apply for a Florida Tattoo Artist License. (167kb PDF)

**Tattoo Frequently Asked Questions**