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Tattooing is defined as a mark or design made on or under the skin using ink, dyes, or pigments.
Tattooing can be separated into two broad forms:
- Conventional (as pictured in the image to the right)
- Cosmetic (including permanent makeup, micropigmentation, and microblading)
Microblading/Permanent Cosmetics is considered a form of tattooing in the state of Florida. The practice of tattooing in Florida requires licensure as a tattoo artist and must occur in a licensed tattoo establishment.
All forms of tattooing require licensure in Florida.
- Tattoo Establishment Licensure Requirements
- Guide for Tattoo Establishment Operational Requirements
- Tattoo Artist Licensure Requirements
- Microblading/Permanent Cosmetics Licensure Requirements
- Tattooing Educational Courses
- Guest Tattoo Artist Registration
- Guide for Guest Tattoo Artist Registration
- Tattoo Licensure FAQs
- Minor Consent Form
- Black Henna (temporary tattoo)
- Recalls, Market Withdrawals, and Safety Alerts
- County Health Department Contact Information
- Inspection Data for Tattoo Establishments
- Things to Know When Getting a Tattoo
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