Connecticut Licensing Overview for a Tattoo Artist

Licensing for a tattoo artist in Connecticut is controlled by the Department of Public Health.

General Guidelines for a Tattoo Artist in Connecticut

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 local 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?

As of this writing, Conneticut does not require licensing, but House Bill 6590 (sHB 6590) passed unanimously last year (May 2013), and licensing programs should be expected in the near future.

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

Department of 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?

Renews biennially

What are fees associated with licensing?