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Body Art Card Requirements

Effective January 2, 2013 tattoo, body piercing and permanent makeup artistis will no longer need a Health Card. However, they are now required to get a Body Art Card to ensure the following requirements are met:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Have a minimum of six months experience or training.
  • Obtained a score of at least 80 percent on a written examination.
  • Possess current certification in infectious disease training.

Artists with a current, valid health card can apply for a renewal Body Art Card within 60 days of the health card expiration date.

New Body Art and Body Art Apprentice Card Instructions

  • New applicants, including apprentices, must complete the application in person at the City of Las Vegas Development Services Center
    333 N. Rancho Dr. Suite 450 Las Vegas, NV 89106 (map & directions).
    • Applications are accepted Monday - Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. except on holidays.

  • The fee is $138 ($118 exam fee plus $20 card fee).
    • Cash, debit, Visa, MasterCard, money order, cashier's checks, and business checks are accepted.

  • Submit the following with the application:
  • An appointment will be made to take the written Sanitation Exam. A missed appointment fee of $239 will be charged for applicants who miss their scheduled appointment without advance notification.
    • Operators will receive a 30 day temporary so they may work while they study for the written exam.
    • The temporary will be revoked if the exam is not passed and body art activities must cease until the exam is passed. Apprentices will be issued a temporary once they pass the written exam.

Download the Checklist and Fees PDF 70KB for a printer-friendly version of the instructions.

Sanitation exam

*Visit the CDC website external link for hepatitis information in Spanish.

Training

Applicants have 30 days to take the required infectious disease training.

Renewal Body Art Card Instructions

Body Art Cards are valid for two years and may be renewed within 60 days before the expiration date.

  • Renewal applicants must complete the application in person at the
    City of Las Vegas Development Services Center
    333 N. Rancho Dr. Suite 450 Las Vegas, NV 89106 (map & directions).
    • Applications are accepted Monday - Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. except on holidays.

  • Proof of valid infectious disease training completed within the previous two years must be provided.

  • The fee for the renewal Body Art Card is $20. An additional $15 late fee will be applied to card renewals that have expired.
    • Cash, debit, Visa, MasterCard, money order, cashier's checks, and business checks are accepted.

 

 

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