North Carolina Tattoo License

North Carolina Tattoo License

Read this article to reveal all the details connected with the procedure of getting a North Carolina tattoo license. Submit an application, meet all the requirements, and get your licensure. Start your own business on firm legal bases.

How to apply for the North Carolina tattoo license?

NC has special regulations and rules in the sphere of body art. They help to build a healthy society that is far from infections and connected diseases. That is to say, legally no one may work as a body art technician, without state authorization. A person is able to get a North Carolina Tattoo license by taking the following steps:

  • First of all, the person has to submit the application form to the local department of health.
  • Secondly, the inspector from the department contacts the applicant and makes an appointment for the visit to the parlor.
  • Thirdly, the individual obtains the licensure, if the inspector verifies the compliance of the facility with the legal framework.

Note: The licensure of this field is not transferable. Hence, one cannot transfer it to another person or parlor.  Besides, it has to be attached in a visible place and be easily read by the clients.

The information included in the application

A person has to submit a completed application form. He/She is to find it on the official website of Environmental Health. Or, you may also submit it personally at the Environmental Health office that is on the second floor of 414 East Main street, Durham, NC 2770. Conduct the payment by phone. Phone them at 919-560-7800 and provide them with your credit card details.

Generally, it requires the following information:

  • Personal details of the applicant (name, mailing address, etc.)
  • Valid photo ID (passport, driver’s license, etc.)
  • Certain information on the body art salon (name, location, etc.)
  • Estimated date of the start of the practice
  • Signature of the applicant

Provide additional records for the verification of the permit application.  Submit them no later than 30 days before the estimated date of actual operation. Manage all the necessary payments and wait for receiving the authorization.

Additional requirements

There are certain requirements related to the facility of operation and the knowledge of the artist. That is to say, the artist has to correctly answer questions about the process of tattooing. Moreover, he/she must be familiar with the legal regulations of the sphere.

The floors and furniture in the tattooing room have to be washable. Legally, you can’t have non-cleanable flooring and cloth equipment. The artist has to have a separate sink in the body art room. As for the autoclave, it should pass two tests. First of all, it has to pass the autoclave spore test. Then the inspector will check it again a month thereafter.

In case of failure in demonstrating knowledge or having the equipment, will cause delays.

Bloodborne Pathogen Certificate

It is encouraging that the artist has a valid Bloodborne Pathogen Certificate.  Those employees that are exposed to blood or other infectious materials should attend a special course. You may even find an online course about it. Begin the course by setting up an online profile. Enroll in the course.

Besides, check the payment options and choose the most preferable one. You may also select the certificate delivery option and begin the course. Online enrolment in this course costs $15.

North Carolina tattoo license fees

A person should do all the payments in the Wake County Office Building. It is situated at Suite 101, 336 Fayetteville ST., Raleigh.

The fee for the initial application is $225. You have to renew it annually. The renewal cost is $125. Renewing after expiration costs $225.  For the temporary permits, you should pay $150. They are operating from 1 to 14 days. You can’t renew or transfer them. Just apply for them a month before the expiration of your existing permit.

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