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You can quickly obtain your tattoo license if you are aware of your state’s health and safety department tattoo license requirements. The requirements may differ per county or state, but applicants are generally required to apply and pay a fee in order to obtain a license to tattoo eyebrows. Getting your tattoo license is a good way to show clients that you are a credible and legal tattoo artist.
Contact your state’s health and safety department to obtain a list of the requirements you need to meet to get licensed as a tattoo artist. They will differ from state to state.
Fill out the application form provided by the state’s health and safety department and submit it by the specified date. Some states, such as California, require you to submit the application by December 31 in order to obtain a license for the coming year. Other states, such as Illinois, only administer licenses in January and July of each year.
Include all the necessary documents in your application, including a signed receipt of the department’s standards, the business address where the artist will be performing this work, and the necessary registration fee. You should also provide a copy of the Sterilization, Sanitation and Safety Standards for Tattooing, Permanent Cosmetics and Body Piercing from the health department in your county.
Keep your license by paying the annual license fee to the county health department. This will save you the time needed to reapply.
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Krista Martin has been writing professionally since 2005. She has written for magazines, newspapers and websites including Live Listings, "Homes & Living" magazine and the "Metro Newspaper." Martin holds an honors Bachelor of Arts in English from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Master of Journalism from the University of Westminster.