All tattoo artists, body piercing technicians and operators are required to be licensed in order to operate. Licensure requirements include completion of an infection control course followed by an examination and an inspection of the facility by the Tennessee Department of Health.
The course and an update on laws regulating tattoo establishments will be offered Feb. 7, at the West Tenn. Regional Health Office, 295 Summar, Jackson, from 1- 4:30 p.m.
Tattoo artists, body piercing technicians and operators may meet licensure requirements by attending this course or by attending an approved course offered by the Alliance of Professional Tattoo Artists or the United Tattoo Artists of Tenn. and by passing a facility inspection by the Tennessee Department of Health. For more information and to register, contact Debbie Jones at 731-421-6790.