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Florida Department of Health in Hendry County

  •  (863) 674-4041


    (863) 674-4076

    Mailing Address

    LaBelle - 1140 Pratt Blvd; 33935 

    Clewiston - 1100 South Olympia Ave 33440 


Conventional and Cosmetic Tattooing
Contact the Tattooing Program

4052 Bald Cypress Way
Bin A-08
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Licensure and Permitting, State of Florida, Department of Health

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Effective January 1, 2012, the Department of Health (the department) implemented sections 381.00771-381.00791, Florida Statutes (F.S.), The Practice of Tattooing. These statutes require licensure of tattoo artists and tattoo establishments, and also set forth educational requirements and standards of practice for conventional and cosmetic tattoo artists, and operational requirements for tattoo establishments. Chapter 64E-28, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.),  details the statutory requirements for tattoo establishments and tattoo artists. It is recommended that tattoo establishment owners and operators as well as tattoo artists review the requirements of both the statute sections and the rule chapter to ensure compliance with requirements for both artists and establishments.

The statute also provides restrictions of tattooing of a minor child.  Additional information may be found at section 381.00787, F.S., - Tattooing prohibited; penalty.-


Tattoo establishment requirements

Tattoo artist licensure requirements

Tattoo course educational materials

Minor consent form

Black Henna (temporary tattoo)

Biomedical Coordinators/contacts