Alaska Licensing Overview for a Tattoo Artist

Licensing for a tattoo artist in Alaska is controlled by the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development.

General Guidelines for a Tattoo Artist in Alaska

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 become 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?

Tattoo Artist

General requirements for a tattoo artist license?

•Completed Apprenticeship Training of 380 Hours or More (380+)
•Notarized Application
•Verified Proof of Training Record
•Certified Copy of Current CPR and Blood Borne Pathogens Card
•If trained outside of Alaska: Completed Affidavit Confirming Study of the Statute and Regulation Booklet

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

Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development

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?

August 31st of every odd-numbered year

What are fees associated with licensing?

Check with local governing body for updated details.