Oregon Licensing Overview for a Tattoo Artist

Licensing for a tattoo artist in Oregon is controlled by the Oregon Health Licensing office.

General Guidelines for a Tattoo Artist in Oregon

Specific requirements to perform tattoo 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?

Both body artists and body art establishments are licensed by the Oregon Health Licensing Office. With the assistance of a Board of Body Art practitioners, the Health Licensing Office also sets rules and regulations for body art.

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

Oregon Health Licensing office

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.