//Body Art Card Requirements

Body Art Card Requirements

All Body Art Services remain suspended until further notice. Late fees for cards will be waived. Establishments will not be assigned demerits for individuals without cards during this period.

Body piercing and permanent makeup artists are 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 the multiple choice examination.
  • Possess current certification in infectious disease training.

Sanitation Exam

  • No appointment is necessary to take the exam.
  • The exam includes 30 multiple choice questions and a passing score is 80 percent.
  • Study material for the exam consists of brochures and the Regulations Governing the Sanitation and Safety of Body Art Establishments. Download the regulations and brochures:
  • Results of the exam will be available immediately.
  • Applicants who do not pass can retake the exam. All body art activities must stop until the exam is passed.

Visit the CDC website for hepatitis information in Spanish.


At time of application, applicants must provide evidence that they have successfully completed a course on blood borne disease transmission that meets the requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.

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:
    Southern Nevada Health District Main Facility – Map

    • 280 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107
      Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
      (702) 759-1099
  • Applications are accepted Monday – Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. except on holidays.
  • Proof of valid infectious disease training completed within the previous year must be provided.
  • Late fees will be applied to renew expired cards. Operators whose cards have been expired for more than 12 months will be required to retake the exam and pay associated fees.

Contact Information

Phone: (702) 759-0677


Updated on: March 16, 2020