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Tattoo Establishment Licensure Requirements

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All Tattoo Establishments require licensure.  A person may not operate a Tattoo 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 establishment are in order to pass an inspection in compliance with sections 381.00771 - 381.00791, Florida Statutesand Chapter 64E-28, Florida Administrative Code.

Temporary Tattoo Establishments must meet the same operational requirements of a tattoo establishment, including handsinks, as well as the requirements of Chapter 64E-28, 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**