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- Tattoo Artist Renewal
- Things to Know When Getting a Tattoo
- Tattooing Frequently Asked Questions
- Tattoo Artist Licensure
- Tattoo Establishment Licensure Requirements
- Bloodborne Pathogens & Communicable Diseases Training
- Microblading/Permanent Cosmetics/ONLY Micro-needling Using Pigments, Dye, or Ink
- County Contact Information
- Guest Tattoo Artist Registration
- Temporary Tattoo Event or Convention Checklist
- Black Henna
- Black Henna Tattoo Form
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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:
- Completed *Application for Tattoo Establishment License($200)
- Pass inspection in compliance with sections 381.00771 - 381.00791, Florida Statutes, "The Practice of Tattooing" and Chapter 64E-28, Florida Administrative Code.
- Register business name with the Florida Department of State.
- Contact city/county for potential need for business tax receipt.
- Completed *Biomedical Waste Permit ($85)
- Submit all forms/fees to the County Health Department where your business is located.
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 Statutes, and 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.