Licensing and Inspection
Anoka County Community Health and Environmental Services licenses and inspects body art facilities including tattooing, piercing and permanent cosmetics. The regulations for body art are outlined in Ordinance #2003-2 and 2010-2 Body Art Ordinance.
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Body Art Technician Licensure
Minnesota Chapter 146B: Body Art: As of August 1, 2013 all individuals performing body art in the State of Minnesota MUST be licensed. Any individual performing body art without a valid license is guilty of a gross misdemeanor. Licensure can be obtained through the Minnesota Department of Health. There are two ways to obtain licensure: through reciprocity with the following states; Oregon, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Missouri or by completing an apprenticeship under the supervision of a licensed MN body artist. While under apprenticeship, a Temporary Body Art Technician license MUST be obtained.
Contact the Minnesota Department of Health for further information on technician licensing.