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STATE REGULATIONS / APPRENTICESHIP

 

Below is a quick guide on each states regulations and overview of requirements.

 

STATE STATUS LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
Alabama Regulated State State of Alabama: Licensing and Facility Inspection Under Department of Health Services tattooing of minors is prohibited; blood borne pathogen training program required
Alaska Regulated State State of Alaska CSSB 34(FIN) passed 4/03/00 under Board of Barbers and Hairdressers; licensure required
Arizona Regulated State State of Arizona HB 2666-441-H (Revising Title 32) Permanent Makeup is regulated separately from tattooing; tattooing of minors is prohibited; It is unlawful for a person to engage in the business of tattooing out of a home...
Arkansas Regulated State State of Arkansas Regulated separately for body tattooing; tattooing of minors is prohibited
California Regulated State State of California: 1999 Regulation AB 186 requires registration with county health dept and facility inspection.  tattooing of minors is prohibited
Colorado Regulated State State of Colorado   Licensing under the State Board of Cosmetology;  Permanent Makeup is regulated separately from tattooing
Connecticut Regulated State State of Connecticut   tattooing under the supervision of a physician and regulated by the Dept of Health
Delaware Regulated State State of Delaware tattooing of minors is prohibited
Florida Regulated State State of Florida Regulation permitted under general endorsement of MD, DDS or DC. 877.04; tattooing of minors under age 16 is not legal
Georgia Regulated State State of Georgia state statue prohibits tattooing within 1" of eye; tattooing of minors is prohibited; licensure required by department of health
NEW UPDATE March 2004
Hawaii Regulated State State of Hawaii Requires exam, license & registration and with physician supervision tattooing of minors is prohibited
Illinois Regulated State State of Illinois tattooing of minors is prohibited
Idaho Regulated State State of Idaho  Facility inspection required by the department of health and welfare. Amending definitions (6/99); 
Iowa Regulated State State of Iowa regulated by Public Health Dept.; tattooing of minors prohibited
Indiana Regulated State State of Indiana Senate Enrolled Act 13;tattooing of minors is prohibited
Kansas Regulated State State of Kansas Regulation regulated by state board of cosmetology;  tattooing of minors is prohibited; licensure and training must be approved by board of cosmetology
Kentucky Regulated State State of Kentucky  tattooing of minors is prohibited
Louisiana Regulated State State of Louisiana  tattooing of minors is prohibited; licensed by Department of Health
Maine Regulated State State of Maine : 1997 Micropigmentation Regulated separately from body tattooing tattooing of minors is prohibited; certification by the AAM required  
Maryland Regulated State State of Maryland   Regulated by Board of Cosmetology; cosmetic tattooing is illegal and prohibited in a beauty salon.
Massachusetts Regulated State 

 

State of Massachusetts state of Massachusetts has legalized tattooing and classified Permanent Makeup under Body Art.  Each city in Massachusetts will have their own restrictions through the Board of Health. Board of Health in Cambridge requires AAM certification; For more information you can contact Marie Eileen O'Neil AC 
617 624-5280,
Michigan Regulated State State of Michigan tattooing of minors is prohibited; facility license required with Dept. of Health
Minnesota Regulated State State of Minnesota tattooing of minors is prohibited; tattooists are not regulated by State government in Minnesota. Tattooists may be regulated by city or county agencies.
Mississippi Regulated State State of Mississippi registration and licensure governed by Dept. of Health
Missouri Regulated State State of Missouri  HB343 tattooing of minors is prohibited ; licensure required 
Montana Regulated State State of Montana tattooing of minors is prohibited; regulated by health board with physician director
Nebraska Regulated State State of Nebraska tattooing of minors is prohibited
Nevada Regulated State State of Nevada  Clark County (Las Vegas) regulated by Health Department
New Hampshire Regulated State State of New Hampshire  distinguishes tattooing and cosmetic tattooing; special committee established 2001 to review the need for stricter laws
New Jersey Regulated State State of New Jersey Proposed Legislation New Jersey has adopted new codes for tattooing, permanent makeup and piercing. Certification by the AAM required
New Mexico Unregulated State Albuquerque city ordinance in effect
New York Regulated State State of New York  new regulations have been proposed. As of 1999 tattooing is now LEGAL in New York City; tattooing of minors is prohibited
North Carolina Regulated State State of North Carolina  Requires annual permit, tattoo removal prohibited -. Some local prohibition (Wake Co.); tattooing of minors is prohibited and is considered a felony
North Dakota Unregulated State State of North Dakota  only regulations for tattoo equipment
Ohio Regulated State State of Ohio: OHIO Code Regulated by the  State Board of Health . Tattooing of minors is prohibited
Oklahoma

Regulated State

State of Oklahoma  House Bill 1964 has been passed & signed by governor: tattooing only by licensed medical practitioners in course of practice until new guidelines are placed into action as mentioned in HB1964
Oregon Regulated State State of Oregon  Requires 368 hrs. Training at state approved school, written exam. DDS authorized to give anesthesia injections for lip procedures tattooing of minors is prohibited
Pennsylvania Regulated State State of Pennsylvania: 2001 Micropigmentation Law Pending  tattooing of minors is prohibited; new restrictive codes; illegal for cosmetologist to provide permanent makeup in salon according to the State Board of Cosmetology
Rhode Island Regulated State State of Rhode Island: 2000 Legislation The director of Dept of Health  shall promulgate rules and regulations which provide minimum requirements; tattooing of minors is prohibited
South Carolina Regulated State

  

State of South Carolina (Feb 2000) prohibited under the age of 21 )it is not unlawful for a physician to delegate tattooing procedures to an employee; tattooists can not tattoo any part of the head, face, or neck of another person;
South Dakota Regulated State State of South Dakota tattooing of minors under the age 18 is prohibited
Tennessee Regulated State State of Tennessee Requires 1 yr. Apprenticeship with tattoo artist that has been licensed with the state for min. 3 yrs., registration with local health dept., inspection, and permit. Tattoo removal prohibited. tattooing of minors is prohibited
Texas Regulated State State of Texas Sterilization Standards under the Health Department. SB 1812; tattooing of minors is prohibited 
Utah Regulated State State of Utah  tattooing  is prohibited under the age of 18; some regulations by County Local Ordinances only: Toole County, Salt Lake City
Vermont Regulated State State of Vermont   registration requirements under the office of professional regulations 3 year experience as tattooist required; tattooing of minors is illegal
Virginia Regulated State State of Virginia tattooing of minors is prohibited; Study of tattooing safety by Department of Health 2001
Washington DC Unregulated District no regulations or licensure required
Washington Regulated State State of Washington  illegal to tattoo minors under age 18.; tattooing considered an invasive procedure
West Virginia Regulated State State of West Virginia tattooing of minors is prohibited; business registration certificate & register with their local or regional board of health
Wisconsin Regulated State State of Wisconsin tattooing of minors under 18 is prohibited; regulated by Department of Health; The practice of medicine and surgery is further defined not to include tattooing and body piercing when done for purposes of bodily adornment ( Dec 1999).
Wyoming Regulated State State of Wyoming tattooing of minors under age 18 is prohibited; unless emancipated minor
US  FEDERAL Regulations FDA  Food and Drug Administration: update on any rulings and guidelines; no pigments have been approved for permanent makeup
HCFA guidelines on Medicare payments for micropigmentation
To find your US Representative go to this search engine:
http://www.house.gov/writerep/


 

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