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Permit Requirements

To obtain a tattoo permit in the State of Iowa, the Artist must complete an application and provide documentation of the following:

  • Artist must be at least 18 years of age
  • Artist must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Artist must complete Blood-borne Pathogen Training and Standard First-Aid Training

Along with the application, all artists are required to pay an annual, non-refundable fee of $75.00.  If you allow your permit to lapse, there will be an additional $25 reinstatement fee.