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Conventional and Cosmetic Tattooing
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