Georgia Licensing Overview for a Tattoo Artist

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

General Guidelines for a Tattoo Artist in Georgia

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?

While licensing is managed by each individual county, many counties have not yet established rules for licensing. The state is aiming for 100% compliance in 2014.

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

Georgia 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?

Check with local governing body for updated details.

What are fees associated with licensing?

Check with local governing body for updated details.