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Tattoo Establishment Licensure Requirements

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*All Tattoo Establishments require licensure.  A person may not operate aTattoo Establishment in this state without a license.*

Effective January 1, 2013 any person operating an unlicensed tattoo establishment will be subject to administrative penalties.

Licensure of a tattoo establishment requires submission of the following items:

**The Guide for Tattoo Establishment Operational Requirements will to assist you with understanding what the operational requirements for a tattoo establisment are in order to pass an inspection in compliance with sections 381.00771-381.00791, Florida Statutesand  Chapter 64E-28, Florida Administrative Code)**

Temporary establishments must meet the same operational requirements of a tattoo establishment, including handsinks, as well as the requirements of  Chapter 64E-28.008, Florida Administrative Code.

Temporary establishment licenses are issued in conjunction with a convention or other similar event and cannot exceed fourteen (14) consecutive days.

**Tattoo Frequently Asked Questions**