License Requirements:

Ref. Section 131-10

*PLEASE NOTE: These are the requirements for Springfield. Please contact the Holyoke Board of Health to confirm requirements.*

Holyoke Board of Health: (413) 322-5595

Application: (“Art Practitioner Application”)

At a minimum, training and requirements for practitioners should include:

    • While reviewing the application, the HHS may consider certifications, experience, or training acquired in other states that regulate body art.
    • Bloodborne Pathogen Training Program or equivalent which must include infectious disease control, waste disposal, hand washing techniques, sterilization equipment operations and methods; and sanitation, disinfection, & sterilization methods and techniques. 
    • CPR/First Aid Training must be current and up to date, otherwise the applicants must receive training & a certification of proof. 
      • Examples of courses that are approved by the HHS include: Preventing Disease Transmission (American Red Cross), Bloodborne  Pathogen Training (U.S. OSHA), and CPR/First Aid Training (American Red Cross). 
      • Other trainings or courses through professional body art organizations or associations or by equipment manufacturers may also be submitted for approval. 
  • The applicant must provide documentation of proof of a completed Anatomy course, examination of anatomy, or have an equivalent combination of training and experience that is acceptable by the HHS.
  • The applicant must provide documentation of proof of a completed course on skin diseases, disorders, and conditions (including diabetes), or must possess a combination of training that is acceptable to the HHS.