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Tattoo

This page reflects the online application process for the Tattoo Program. 

If you have questions regarding requirements for obtaining a permit please visit the Tattoo Program Webpage.


VERY IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ OR VIEW INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE ACCESSING THE ONLINE PORTAL. 

Tattoo Artist Permit

If you are applying for a new permit online, please follow the instructions below:

Once you have read the above instructions and have all required documents (high school diploma or GED; proof of age [i.e. driver's license, certified birth certificate]; current certificates for blood borne pathogens and first aid training) in digital form, you may proceed to the Portal.

If you have received a renewal letter from the department, please follow the instructions below:

Once you have read the above instructions and have all required documents (current certificates for blood borne pathogens and first aid training) in digital form you may proceed to the Portal.

If you are not able to apply for or renew your registration online please contact the department at adperehreg@idph.iowa.gov.


Tattoo Establishment Permits

Permanent Tattoo Establishments

New Establishment

An authorized individual with a personal A & A account is needed to create a new tattoo establishment account. If you are a current tattoo artist use your personal A & A account information to create your establishment.

Once you have read the above instructions and have the required floor plan in digital form you may proceed to the Portal.

Renewing an Establishment

If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​​Renewing​ ​​ a​ ​Tattoo​ ​Establishment​ ​Permit,​ ​call​ ​1-855-824-4357 
to​ ​link​ ​the​ ​profile​ ​you​ ​just​ ​created​ ​to​ ​your​ ​existing​ ​Tattoo​ ​Business. 
If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​a​ ​​new​ ​business​​ ​and​ ​need​ ​to​ ​apply​ ​for​ ​a​ ​Tattoo​ ​Establishment​ ​Permit​ ​​for​ ​the​ ​first​ ​time​, Please ​follow​ ​the​ ​instructions​ ​“How to create a new tattoo establishment.” 

An authorized individual with a personal A & A account is needed to link an existing tattoo establishment. If you are a current tattoo artist use your personal A & A account information to link your establishment.

Once you have read the above instructions you may proceed to the Portal.

Renewing a Mobile Unit - The department no longer permits new mobile units

An authorized individual with a personal A & A account is needed to renew an existing mobile tattoo unit. If you are a current tattoo artist use your personal A & A account information to link your mobile unit.

Once you have read the above instructions you may proceed to the Portal.

Temporary Establishments

An authorized individual with a personal A & A account is needed to create a temporary tattoo establishment  If you are a current tattoo artist use your personal A & A account information to create your temporary establishment.

Once you have read the above instructions and have all required documents (floor plan, promotional documentation, and list of participating artists) in digital form you may proceed to the Portal.


Contact Information:

For help with applying for or renewing a permit through the Portal please contact the HelpDesk at 855-824-4357.

For more information about tattoo artist or establishment permits please see our program page at the Tattoo Program Webpage.