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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 381
PUBLIC HEALTH: GENERAL PROVISIONS
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F.S. 381.00775
381.00775 Tattoo artists; licensure; registration of guest tattoo artists.
(1) Except as provided in s. 381.00773, a person may not tattoo the body of any human being in this state unless the person is licensed as a tattoo artist or registered as a guest tattoo artist under this section.
(2)(a) A person seeking licensure as a tattoo artist must apply to the department in the format prescribed by the department. An application must include:
1. The name and residence address of the applicant.
2. The name and street address of each tattoo establishment and temporary establishment at which the applicant intends to practice tattooing in this state.
(b) The department shall issue a license to an applicant who:
1. Is 18 years of age or older.
2. Submits a completed application.
3. Pays the applicable license fee established in s. 381.00781.
4. Submits proof of successful completion of an education course approved by the department on blood-borne pathogens and communicable diseases.
5. Submits proof of passage of an examination approved by the department on the material presented in the education course.
(c) The department shall approve one or more education courses and examinations that allows a person to complete the requirements of subparagraphs (b)4. and 5. in person or through an Internet website.
(d) A tattoo artist must, within 30 days after a change, notify the department of any change in the following information disclosed in his or her most recent application for issuance or renewal of his or her tattoo artist license in the format prescribed by the department:
1. The name and residence address of the tattoo artist.
2. The name and street address of each tattoo establishment in this state at which the tattoo artist has practiced tattooing for more than 14 days since the most recent renewal of his or her tattoo artist license or, if the license has not been renewed, since the license was issued.
(3)(a) A person seeking registration as a guest tattoo artist must apply to the department in the format prescribed by the department. An application must include:
1. The name and residence address of the applicant.
2. The name and street address of each tattoo establishment and temporary establishment at which the applicant will practice under the guest tattoo artist registration.
(b) The department shall issue a guest tattoo artist registration to an applicant who:
1. Is 18 years of age or older.
2. Submits a completed application.
3. Pays the applicable registration fee established in s. 381.00781.
4. Holds an active license, registration, or certification issued by a jurisdiction outside this state, whether by another state, the District of Columbia, any possession or territory of the United States, or any foreign jurisdiction, if:
a. The education and examination requirements of the license, registration, or certification substantially meet or exceed the requirements of subparagraphs (2)(b)4. and 5.; or
b. The applicant submits proof of successful completion of an education course approved by the department under subparagraph (2)(b)4. and proof of passage of an examination approved by the department under subparagraph (2)(b)5.
(4)(a) A tattoo artist license is valid for 1 year and must be renewed annually.
(b) A guest tattoo artist registration is valid for 14 days. A guest tattoo artist may apply for reregistration before or after expiration of his or her current registration.
(5) A license or registration issued by the department under this section is not transferable.
History.s. 3, ch. 2010-220.