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Apprentice Requirements

An appointment is required for new Body Art Cards (including apprentice cards), renewal cards, and duplicates. Appointments can be made through the online scheduling system. Clients who need duplicate or replacement cards can come in without an appointment and are seen as capacity allows.

Appointments are held at 280 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107, in the Food Handler Card suite. No card services are available at 333 N. Rancho Dr.

Because of the closure, first time Body Art Card applicants with either an Employment Verification or Experience Verification form date-stamped by the Southern Nevada Health District Body Art program are able to work with their stamped form. Artists with stamped forms have until June 30, 2022, to schedule the body art exam and complete the card process. Body artists who hold a card that expired March 1, 2019, or later, as well as those needing a duplicate Body Art Card, have until June 30, 2022, to renew their card or obtain a duplicate card. Any artists with cards that expired before March 1, 2019, must retake the body art exam when renewing their card.

Per the Southern Nevada Health District Regulations Governing the Sanitation and Safety of Tattoo Establishments and the Regulations Governing the Sanitation and Safety of Body Piercing Establishments, applicants must have a minimum of six months continuous training in a duly-licensed establishment in Nevada, another state or country before they can receive a permanent Body Art Card.

Applicants who do not meet this requirement must serve an apprenticeship for a minimum of six months in a health permitted establishment. All health permit holders have been provided with the procedures for apprentices who will be working in their establishments.

Apprentices must have a Body Art Apprentice Card before they can begin their apprenticeship.

The requirements for a Body Art Apprentice Card are similar to a Body Art Card, except the apprentice will need to provide the following additional information.

Note: Body Art Cards will not be issued without written documentation from the health permitted establishment where applicant will be operating.

Contact Information

Phone: (702) 759-0677


Updated on: November 30, 2020

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