Requirements for Florida Tattoo Licensure

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Florida Tattoo Artist Licensure is required for:

  • Persons who tattoo the body of another human
  • Persons who practice cosmetic tattooing, permanent make-up, microblading, or micropigmentation
  • Students/apprentices who tattoo other humans as part of their tattoo training
  • Tattoo or permanent makeup artists licensed outside of Florida

A Florida Tattoo Artist License requires the following:

  • Completed Application for Tattoo Artist License ($60, local county health departments may charge an additional fee).
  • The Application must be completed with the name of the licensed tattoo establishment where the tattoo artist will perform tattooing or intends to perform tattooing
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Copy of government-issued photo ID
  • Completion of the required bloodborne pathogen and communicable diseases course for tattoo artists with a minimum 70% score required

Before Applying for a Florida Tattoo Artist License: 

  • Contact your local county health department for current information concerning the fee and correct mailing address
  • Submit your completed application to the local county health department where you reside

To Get More Information About Florida Tattoo Artist Licensure or to Check for Updates:

  • Call the Florida Department of Health:850-245-4277
  • Email the Florida Department of Health:
  • Visit the Florida Department of Health website at: