Online Course for Your Florida Tattoo License
Approximately 20% of adults aged 18 and up have at least one tattoo. The tattoo industry is growing in the United States, so it is not surprising that tattoo parlors and tattoo artists are becoming more relevant, especially in Florida, with Miami having the highest number of tattoo parlors per capita in the entire country.
If you want to become a tattoo artist—or a body piercer, permanent makeup artist, microblading professional or permanent cosmetic technician—and leave your mark on Florida patrons, then you must earn your Florida Tattoo License, which requires you to take an in-depth education course.
American Safety Council® offers a reputable online course for only , approved by the state of Florida, at FloridaOnlineTattooLicense.com. To learn more about the FL Online Tattoo Education Course, what the course entails and what the Florida laws are regarding tattoos and tattoo licensing, read on.
Laws for Obtaining a Florida Tattoo License
As of January 1, 2013, as part of new license requirements, any person operating an unlicensed tattoo establishment will be subject to administrative penalties, and all tattoo artists and guest tattoo artists, as well as tattoo establishments, are required by state law to have a Florida Tattoo Certification, which is managed by the Florida Department of Health (FDOH). In this new law, the state requires you to take an education course, which is also referred to as a Bloodborne Pathogen & Communicable Disease Course.
The new licensure requirement is outlined by Chapter 64E-28 of the Florida Statutes on Tattooing, which includes information on required standards, optional standards, definitions, as well as the license education requirements. The Florida legislature is meant to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public by preventing the spread of infectious diseases and to regulate body-piercing salons. You can read more about the Florida statutes on tattooing here, but every aspiring tattoo artist should know that if the equipment used to create a tattoo is contaminated with infected blood, the person obtaining the tattoo can contract various blood-borne diseases.
Becoming a FL Licensed Tattoo Artist
To fulfill license requirements, each tattoo artist in the state of Florida must be able to do the following, as decided by the FDOH:
- Be at least 18 years old to apply for the license
- Successfully complete a FDOH-approved bloodborne pathogens and communicable diseases course, such as our approved online tattoo course
- Show proof of completion, even if you are licensed in another state. If that is the case, you must register with the FDOH and make sure your out-of-state license is applicable and accepted, even if the work is temporary (e.g., guest tattoo artist)
- Provide a copy of a government-issued photo ID
- Pay the application fee (if your license expires, you must pay a reactivation fee)