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Tattoo and Body Piercing Program

The mission of the Tattoo and Body Piercing Program is to establish procedures and standards to prevent infection and the transmission of disease.  

All persons performing tattooing and/or body piercing in Oklahoma must be licensed in the State of Oklahoma, operate out of a licensed shop, and must maintain current training certification in Bloodborne pathogen, First Aid, and CPR.


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Apply for a Tattoo or Body Piercing Artist License

Testing Locations

Apply for a Temporary Tattoo or Body Piercing License

Annual Training Requirements

Apply to the Tattoo or Body Piercing Apprentice Program

Applications & Forms

Apply for a Tattoo or Body Piercing Apprentice License

Apprentice Program Curriculum Requirements

Apply for a Tattoo or Body Piercing Shop License

Basic Guidelines for Getting a Safe Tattoo

Become a Tattoo or Body Piercing Apprentice Sponsor

License Fee Schedule

File a Complaint

Frequently Asked Questions

Renew My License

Rules and Regulations (O.A.C.310:233)

Track and Submit My Apprentice Program Hours

Oklahoma Statute O.S. 21-842.3

Update My Address, Phone Number or Email

Tattoo Aftercare

 

“Tattooing” is the practice of producing an indelible mark or figure on the human body by scarring or inserting a pigment under the skin using needles, scalpels, or other related equipment.  It shall be unlawful for any person to perform or offer to perform tattooing on a child under eighteen (18) years of age.

“Body piercing” is a procedure in which an opening is created in a human body solely for the purpose of inserting jewelry or other decoration. The term does not include ear lobe piercing. It shall be unlawful for any person to perform or offer to perform body piercing on a child under eighteen (18) years of age unless the parent or legal guardian of the child is present during the procedure.

 


Contact Information:

Phone:  (405) 271-5243
Fax:      (405) 271-3458
Email:   (CHSLicensing@health.ok.gov)

Mailing Address

Oklahoma State Department of Health
Consumer Protection Division
P.O. Box 268815
Oklahoma City, OK  73126-8815

Physical Location

1000 NE 10th St
Oklahoma City, OK  73117

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