Laws and rules: Tattoos, body piercing, and body art

Due to facility issues, this licensing program has limited operations. There may be delays in responding to requests. We apologize for the inconvenience. We’re working toward resuming all business operations as soon as possible.

Current laws and rules

Rulemaking activity

Rule and status Public hearing or comments
WAC 308-22: Body Art, Body Piercing, and Tattooing Rules See Preproposal Statement of Inquiry for information about submitting comments.

Explanation of abbreviations

  • RCW—Revised Code of Washington (Washington State laws)
  • WAC—Washington Administrative Code (Washington State agency regulations)

Questions? Need help?

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