Body Art

Safe Body Art Program

The Safe Body Art Program provides minimum statewide standards for practitioners and facilities in the business of tattooing, body piercing, permanent cosmetics, and branding. The requirements are intended to protect both the practitioner and the client from the transmission of infectious diseases through the application of proper body art procedures and the control of cross-contamination of instruments and supplies. Please refer to our FAQ page for more information.

Body Art Health and Safety Codes Reference Sheet is available here.

Body Art Technician with gloved hand tattooing arm using a tattoo gun.
  1. Body Art Practitioners
  2. Body Art Facilities
  3. Forms and Applications
  4. Body Art Sample Forms
  5. FEES
  6. FAQ's 

All Body Art Practitioners must be over the age of 18 and have completed an Approved Bloodborne Pathogen Training Course before registering as a practitioner in Nevada County. In addition, a Body Art Practitioner needs to have Hepatitis B Vaccination documentation, which includes one of the following:

  • Certification of Completed Vaccination
  • Laboratory Evidence of Immunity
  • Vaccination Declination

When registering as a Body Art Practitioner, please submit a copy of a Driver's License or Government ID.