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Microblading Licensing and Regulations

Microblading certification and license are required for everyone who wants to legally perform microblading. Conditions, laws and regulations are still not clearly defined in the United States.

In most states, the first condition is to complete a course by an accredited school and get certified. In order to get licensed, the requirements usually include getting a tattoo license.

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It is important to note that these regulations vary from state to state, and even from county to county. So it advisable to check with the state and local oversight bodies and get all the right information. 

Find your state in the following list and see what are the first steps to take when obtaining your microblading license: 

Microblading Licensing and Regulations Florida

Permanent makeup is considered a form of tattooing in Florida. To become a certified and licensed microblading artist in Florida, you need:

• To be over 18 years of age.
• To complete an approved Tattooing Educational Course.
• To complete bloodborne pathogens and communicable diseases exam.
• To obtain a tattoo artist license given by The Florida Department of Health. You can get the Application for Tattoo Artist License here.
• To work in a place that has a tattoo establishment license, or to obtain one yourself. It is issued by the Department of Health.

Note that these regulations are prone to changes. Please always contact your local or state Department of Health first. 

For additional information, please contact The Florida Department of Health.

Contact Information: Florida Health

Microblading Licensing and Regulations New York

Microblading license requirements in New York include the following:

• OSHA bloodborne pathogens certification.
• A tattoo license issued by NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DoHMH).
• A three-hour Infection Control Course conducted by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (DOHMH) Health Academy.

Other requirements depend on your location. Check the list of all counties to find out about your local requirements.

For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for Health Academy

Website: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/business/health-academy.page

Contact Information: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DoHMH)

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Microblading Licensing and Regulations Texas

In the state of Texas, the facility where you work needs to have a tattoo license. You also need to pass the Bloodborne Pathogens Exam. 

Keep in mind that these regulations are prone to changes and vary from county to county, so always check with your local Health Department first.

Mailing Address:
Texas Department of State Health Services
PO Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347

Contact Information: Texas Department of State Health Services


Microblading Licensing and Regulations California

In California, you don’t need an esthetician or cosmetology license to perform microblading. The state requirements only include Bloodborne Pathogen Exam. However, microblading licensing requirements are different based on state, city, and county and should be checked with the oversight body. Check with the local health department, because there might be some local requirements.

The licensing regulations are prone to changes so we advise you to always check the California Department of Public Health first, as well as the Health Department in your city.

Contact Information: Texas Department of State Health Services


Microblading Licensing and Regulations Illinois

The state of Illinois classifies microblading as Permanent Makeup/Body Art. For information about licensing requirements to perform microblading in Illinois, contact The Illinois Department of Public Health.

On the state level, it is important to meet these requirements:

• Procure a body art establishment license for the facility
Obtain proof of OSHA bloodborne pathogens certification

It is also required to contact the local Health Department, as the requirements for microblading license vary from county to county.

Contact Information: Illinois Department of Public Health


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