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*PLEASE NOTE: The city of Gardner does not have their guidelines posted. They have a document from a meeting in 2017. It is stated in this document that these are the requirements for a Body Art license. PLEASE CONTACT the Gardner Board Of Health to confirm these requirements*

Gardner Board of Health: (978) 630-4013


    •  Bloodborne pathogen training program 
      • Examples of courses approved by the Board include “Preventing Disease Transmission” (American Red Cross) and “Bloodborne Pathogen Training” (U.S. OSHA). 
      • Training/courses provided by professional body art organizations or associations or by equipment manufacturers may also be submitted to the Board for approval; 
  • Current certification in Basic First Aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) American Red Cross
    • The applicant for a tattoo, branding or scarification practitioner permit shall provide documentation, acceptable to the Board, that she/he has completed an Anatomy and Physiology course. This course must include instruction on the system of the integumentary system (skin).
  • Completion & proof of a one year Apprenticeship Program.