Body Art Permitting FAQ

Yes, each workstation must have a handwashing sink within its 100 sq. ft. area which may be accessed without leaving the room or crossing through another workstation. 

Handwashing sinks must be permanently plumbed with hot and cold running water and be part of an approved plumbing system.

Yes, each body artwork station shall have an area that can be screened from the public to provide privacy unless it is a private cubicle.

Tattoo establishments require hot water that is between 90-120 °F.

Yes, each distinct area of the tattoo establishment must be equipped with at least one working smoke alarm that is installed, maintained, and tested according to existing fire codes. Missing or inoperable smoke detection equipment is considered a Substantial Hazard to Public Health and Safety.

No. Although the regulation states that documentation of a Hepatitis immunization is required, it is no longer being enforced. 

Yes, an application for registration as a body piercing technician health card shall be made to the Health Authority on forms approved by the Health Authority which contain at least the following information: Name, Age, Sex, Social Security Number, Residence, Place of Business and Medical History of all communicable diseases. 

Records must be retained for a minimum of two (2) years.

Body Art establishments must be inspected at least twice each year for permitting purposes.

A spore destruction test is required every 12 months or more often as recommended by the Manufacturer.

Contact Information

Phone: (702) 759-1258


Updated on: July 11, 2021