Get Licensed as a Tattoo Artist

In most states, you are legally required to hold a license to operate as a tattoo artist. In order to attain a tattoo license, an artist must complete training such as an apprenticeship in an accredited setting under the guidance and supervision of a fully licensed tattoo artist. This process typically takes several years, as the apprentice must first understand and master the hygienic practices of the profession, and then move on to the artistry side of the profession. Some states also have age restrictions in place for training and employment or require a high school education or the equivalent. Most states also require their artists to be at least 16 years old, so again, it is best to conduct your own research into your specific situation as your options moving forward may change based on this information.

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Alabama Tattoo Artist Licensing

Alabama Licensing Overview for a Tattoo Artist Licensing for a tattoo artist in Alabama is controlled by the Alabama Public ...
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Alaska Tattoo Artist Licensing

Alaska Licensing Overview for a Tattoo Artist Licensing for a tattoo artist in Alaska is controlled by the Department of ...
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Arizona Tattoo Artist Licensing

Arizona Licensing Overview for a Tattoo Artist Licensing for a tattoo artist in Arizona is controlled by the Arizona State ...
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Arkansas Tattoo Artist Licensing

Arkansas Licensing Overview for a Tattoo Artist Licensing for a tattoo artist in Arkansas is controlled by the Arkansas Department ...
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California Tattoo Artist Licensing

California Licensing Overview for a Tattoo Artist Licensing for a tattoo artist in California is controlled by the California Department ...
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Colorado Tattoo Artist Licensing

Colorado Licensing Overview for a Tattoo Artist Licensing for a tattoo artist in Colorado is controlled by the Colorado Department ...
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Connecticut Tattoo Artist Licensing

Connecticut Licensing Overview for a Tattoo Artist Licensing for a tattoo artist in Connecticut is controlled by the Department of ...
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Delaware Tattoo Artist Licensing

Delaware Licensing Overview for a Tattoo Artist Licensing for a tattoo artist in Delaware is controlled by the Delaware Department ...
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District of Columbia Tattoo Artist Licensing

District of Columbia Licensing Overview for a Tattoo Artist Licensing for a tattoo artist in the District of Columbia is ...
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Florida Tattoo Artist Licensing

Florida Licensing Overview for a Tattoo Artist Licensing for a tattoo artist in Florida is controlled by the Florida Department ...
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Georgia Tattoo Artist Licensing

Georgia Licensing Overview for a Tattoo Artist Licensing for a tattoo artist in Georgia is controlled by the Georgia Department ...
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Hawaii Tattoo Artist Licensing

Hawaii Licensing Overview for a Tattoo Artist Licensing for a tattoo artist in Hawaii is controlled by the Hawaii State ...
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Idaho Tattoo Artist Licensing

Idaho Licensing Overview for a Tattoo Artist Licensing for a tattoo artist in Idaho is controlled by the Idaho State ...
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Illinois Tattoo Artist Licensing

Illinois Licensing Overview for a Tattoo Artist Licensing for a tattoo artist in Illinois is controlled by the Illinois Department ...
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Indiana Tattoo Artist Licensing

Indiana Licensing Overview for a Tattoo Artist Licensing for a tattoo artist in Indiana is controlled by the Indiana Department ...
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Iowa Tattoo Artist Licensing

Iowa Licensing Overview for a Tattoo Artist Licensing for a tattoo artist in Iowa is controlled by the Iowa Department ...
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Kansas Tattoo Artist Licensing

Kansas Licensing Overview for a Tattoo Artist Licensing for a tattoo artist in Kansas is controlled by the Kansas Board ...
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Kentucky Tattoo Artist Licensing

Kentucky Licensing Overview for a Tattoo Artist Licensing for a tattoo artist in Kentucky is controlled by the Kentucky Cabinet ...
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Louisiana Tattoo Artist Licensing

Louisiana Licensing Overview for a Tattoo Artist Licensing for a tattoo artist in Louisiana is controlled by the Louisiana Department ...
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Maine Tattoo Artist Licensing

Maine Licensing Overview for a Tattoo Artist Licensing for a tattoo artist in Maine is controlled by the Maine Department ...
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