Body art establishment - permanent or temporary

Permanent body art establishment

Body art is the practice of physical adornment by establishments and artists utilizing, but not limited to, the techniques of body piercing and tattooing. It does not include ear piercing.

A license is required for anyone operating or managing a permanent building, place, premise, or structure, whether public or private, where body art procedures are performed.

Read the Board of Health regulations for body artist establishments.

Temporary body art establishment

A temporary special event body art facility means any booth, building, room, shop, store, structure, or portion thereof, where body art procedures are temporarily performed during a trade show, product demonstration, educational seminar, or special event, for a period no more than 14 days. The application for the permit needs to be submitted no fewer than 30 days before the start of the event.

Temporary body art facilities can obtain a license at a location holding a hotel and restaurant liquor license if they are a bona fide body art trade organization and they are operating a trade show. Temporary body art licenses can be issued at locations that hold special event liquor licenses.