License Requirements: (Pg. 18-20)


  • Must obtain a permit from the Board & attend the Board of Health public meeting to receive approval for the permit. 

At a minimum, training for practitioners should include:

    • Board may consider experience, training, and certification(s) acquired in other states that regulate body art. 
    • Bloodborne Pathogen Training: Must include infectious disease control, waste disposal, hand washing techniques, sterilization equipment operations along with methods and sanitization, and disinfection & sterilization methods and techniques.
    • Current certification in First Aid/CPR.
    • Examples of courses approved by the Health Department
      • – “Preventing Disease Transmission” (American Red Cross) and “Bloodborne Pathogen Training” (U.S. OSHA).
      • Training or courses provided by professional body art organizations or associations, or by equipment manufacturers may also be submitted for approval.
  • The applicant shall submit evidence satisfactory to the Board of at least two years actual experience in the practice of performing the specific types of body art activity for which the applicant seeks a body art practitioner permit, whether such experience was obtained within or outside of the Commonwealth.
    • Two Year Apprenticeship required if applicant does not have 2 years experience.