Tattoo Artist License - Temporary

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New Application Fees: $50.00 HOW TO APPLY


Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of City
The Temporary Tattoo Artist License is required for individual tattoo artists intending to work in New York City for no more than seven consecutive days and under the supervision of an individual with a valid full-term Tattoo Artist License issued by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).

Applicants for this license must have proof that they are licensed to tattoo in another jurisdiction. Additionally, applicants must either take the Infection Control Examination offered by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Health Academy or have this requirement waived - at the discretion of DOHMH - if the applicant can demonstrate satisfactory completion of an equivalent training offered by another jurisdiction. 

The Temporary Tattoo Artist License is valid for a seven consecutive day period. The license is limited to the specific person named in the application is not transferable to another person or entity. This license is only valid when the person holding the Temporary Tattoo License is supervised by a licensed Tattoo Artist.

Next: Apply

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DoHMH)
Health Academy
Riverside Health Center
160 W. 100th Street (at Columbus Avenue)
New York, NY 10025
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Health Academy

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