Nevada Licensing Overview for a Tattoo Artist

Licensing for a tattoo artist in Nevada is controlled by the Department of Health and Human Services Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health.

General Guidelines for a Tattoo Artist in Nevada

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?

Tattoo artists must be licensed by the city in which they live. The regulations are set by the county where the technician resides.Clark County currently has strigent regulations on health permits and inspections. Washoe county requires a license from district health department for “invasive body decoration establishments”.

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

Department of Health and Human Services Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral 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.

Location(s):

Nevada