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Environmental Health

Effective January 1, 2012, the Florida Department of Health implemented statutes that require licensure of tattoo artists and tattoo facilities. The law addresses educational requirements and standards of practice for conventional and cosmetic tattoo artists along with operational requirements for tattoo facilities.

Florida Department of Health in Indian River County's Environmental Health section is responsible for the sanitary and safety requirements related to the design, operations and maintenance of tattoo facilities and temporary locations within Indian River County.

A written notarized parental consent document is required for minors prior to receiving a tattoo. A minor is defined as a person who has not attained the age of 18 years.

Tattooing may not be performed on a minor (a person who has not attained the age of 18) without the written notarized consent of the minor’s parent or legal guardian. A facility may not perform tattooing on a minor under the age of 16.

Tattoo Artists are required to be licensed in the county that they reside providing picture identification with their home address.

For more information and additional forms please visit the Florida Department of Health Conventional and Cosmetic Tattooing webpage.