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Tattoo License

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Tattoo Artist License - Temporary
New Application Fees 100.00 HOW TO APPLY
Renewal Fees $100.00 OPERATING & RENEWING
Renewal Cycle 2 Years OPERATING & RENEWING


City Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of

A Tattoo License is required for an individual Tattoo Artist working in New York City and is designed to control and prevent the spread of infectious diseases in New York City.<br/><br/>

To obtain a Tattoo License an individual must successfully complete a three hour Infection Control Course conducted by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's (DOHMH) Health Academy.

Submission of an application for the Tattoo Artist License and registration for the Infection Control Course must occur at the same time. The license will be mailed to the specific person named in the application after he or she has taken the course and passed the written examination.  This license is non-transferable.

Additional resources

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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