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Conventional and Cosmetic Tattooing
*Note: This page contains materials in the Portable Document Format (PDF). The free Adobe Reader may be required to view these files.Tattooing is defined as a mark or design made on or under the skin using ink, dyes, or pigments.
Tattooing can be separated into two broad forms:
- Conventional (as pictured in the image to the right)
- Cosmetic (including permanent makeup, micropigmentation, microblading, and microneedling using pigment, dye, or ink)
All forms of tattooing require licensure in Florida.
- Tattoo Establishment Licensure Requirements
- Guide for Tattoo Establishment Operational Requirements
- Tattoo Artist Licensure Requirements
- Microblading/Permanent Cosmetics Licensure Requirements
- Tattooing Educational Courses
- Guest Tattoo Artist Registration
- Guide for Guest Tattoo Artist Registration
- Tattoo Licensure FAQs
- Minor Consent Form
- Black Henna (temporary tattoo)
- Recalls, Market Withdrawals, and Safety Alerts
- County Health Department Contact Information
- Inspection Data for Tattoo Establishments
- Things to Know When Getting a Tattoo
Microblading Safety: What to Know