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Conventional and Cosmetic Tattooing

Phase 2 of the Plan for Florida’s Recovery will take effect June 5, 2020 for all Florida counties except Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach.

Effective June 5, 2020, the following restrictions and best practices are mandatory for personal care services, including but not limited to Tattooing, Body Piercing, and Tanning.

Frequently Asked Questions Related to Personal Care Services (Pursuant to Executive Order 20-139)



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Tattooing is defined as a mark or design made on or under the skin using ink, dyes, or pigments.
Conventional Tattooing

Tattooing can be separated into two broad forms:

  1. Conventional (as pictured in the image to the right)
  2. Cosmetic (including permanent makeup, micropigmentation, and microblading)

All forms of tattooing require licensure in Florida.


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