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Governor Stitt amended Executive Order 2020-07 on April 1, 2020 in response to the evolving response to COVID-19. All 77 counties must comply with this order and the termination date is now extended to April 30th for all non-essential business to remain closed. Artist licenses which expire during this period will remain valid for another 14 days after this Executive Order expires allowing Body Artists to resume work as soon as shops are able to open. Establishment licenses must be renewed as normal. Body Piercing and Tattooing services are not deemed essential under the NAICS code and are required to comply with the Governor’s order. Though the Health Department lobby is temporarily closed, the Consumer Health Service is continuing to process applications and license renewals received through mail. Executive Order 2020-07, 7th amendment, NAICS Code, and Governor Stitt’s Facebook post on COVI19 are attached for your reference.


The Governor has issued Executive Order 2020-07 which declares an emergency situation due to the impending health threat due to the spread of COVID-19. Section 20 of this order requires all businesses not identified as critical infrastructure and located in a county experiencing COVID-19 to close effective 11:59 p.m. on March 25, 2020 and remain closed until April 16th, 2020. Please reference the attached Executive Order and list of Essential Services.


Clients should be advised to seek care from their own medical provider, if needed, during this period and until the Executive Order expires or is rescinded.


Information on license renewal during the COVID-19 emergency

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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“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.


Location and Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Consumer Health Service
PO Box 268815                  
Oklahoma City, OK 73126 

Physical Location:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Consumer Health Service
1000 N.E. 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Contact Information:
Phone: (405) 271-5243
Fax:     (405) 271-5286
Email:  CHSLicensing@health.ok.gov


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