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Tattoo License

Operating & Renewing

Operating Requirements

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    Once granted, the tattoo license is valid for two years.
    • Ready to Renew?

      Steps to renew online:

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      Renewals may be submitted online via the NYC Online Licensing system. Registration is required. You will not be permitted to renew a permit if you have outstanding fines. You can pay fines online before renewing.

      To renew online for the first time, you will need the Personal Identification Number (PIN) found on your Renewal Notice for each permit or license you hold. The PIN will allow you to link your existing records to one single online account. You only need to use your PIN to link to each permit or license record once.

      If you do not have access to your Renewal Notice, you may obtain your PIN(s) by completing an online PIN Request Form or by calling 311. 
      Note: If you need to upload any documents, you will be prompted to download the Microsoft Silverlight application.
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        Steps to renew by mail:

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        Follow the instructions on your renewal notice to renew by mail.
        • Steps to renew in person:

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          You may renew your permit in person at the DCWP Citywide Licensing Center. If you send someone to renew for you, they must present an Authority to Act on your behalf. 


            NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP)

            Licensing Center

            42 Broadway, Lobby

            New York NY 10004
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            Renewal applications may be submitted by a person other than the individual licensee, as long as the person submitting the renewal has a valid Authority to Act Form signed by the licensee. Representatives must show photo identification.