License Requirements:

*Please Note: Some requirements may need additional clarification by the Easton Board of Health. Please call Easton Board of Health for clarification on any marked bullet point below*

Easton Board of Health: 508-230-0620


  • The Board may consider experience, training, and certification acquired in another state that regulates body art. The Board may consider education and training from an accredited institution notwithstanding the state may not regulate body art.
    • Training for all practitioners shall be approved by the Board and, at a minimum, shall include bloodborne pathogen, first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
        • The bloodborne pathogen training program (or equivalent) shall provide instruction, at a minimum, in: control of infectious disease; waste disposal; handwashing techniques; operation of sterilization equipment; and sanitizing, disinfecting, and sterilizing methods and techniques. 
        • Examples of courses approved by the Board include “Preventing Disease Transmission” (American Red Cross) and “Blood borne Pathogen Training” (U.S. OSHA).
  • The applicant must show a current certification in First Aid and CPR. (American Red Cross) 
    • The Board may also approve training and certification courses provided by professional body art organizations or associations or by equipment manufacturers.
  • Completed a course on anatomy and physiology with a grade of C or better at a college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, or comparable accrediting entity if the school is in another state. 
    • This course must include instruction on the system of the integumentary system (skin)
    • Such other courses or programs as the Board shall deem appropriate and acceptable may be substituted for the anatomy course.
  • Has at least two years actual experience in the practice of performing tattooing, branding, or scarification, 


  • Completed an accredited course or an approved curriculum by the Board of Health. (Ex. Apprenticeship or AAM 100 Hour Fundamentals Course)

NOTE: *Please call the Easton Board of Health to confirm what accredited course or approved curriculum is acceptable in place of the two years actual experience.*