Alabama Licensing Overview for a Tattoo Artist

Licensing for a tattoo artist in Alabama is controlled by the Alabama Public Health.

General Guidelines for a Tattoo Artist in Alabama

Specific requirements to perform tattoo artist services can generally be used as a guideline, but with body art services, many of the licensing regulations are determined by the county laws. Tattoo artists, microblading and other permanent cosmetic services involve public health and safety concerns, which can be regulated by both the state and county. For example, some states may have a Safe Body Art Act to maintain standards, but then each county has different fees and qualifications to prove training and experience.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?

Body Art Operator

General requirements for a tattoo artist license?

• Current Bloodborne Pathogen Training Certificate
• Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination
• Copy of Photo ID

What’s the state licensing site for a tattoo artist?

Alabama Public Health

What are some training programs available for a tattoo artist?

See training programs

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

Renewed annually

What are fees associated with licensing?