How to renew your license: Tattoo artists

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.

When to renew

Renew your tattoo artist license every year. If you don’t renew:

  • In time, you must pay a late fee.
  • Within 1 year after it expires, you must reapply for a license.

How to renew

Online

To renew online:

  1. Enter your information.
  2. Pay with a Visa, MasterCard, or American Express credit or debit card (gift cards aren’t accepted).

By mail

  • If your license hasn’t expired or has been expired less than 1 year:
    1. Complete and sign your renewal notice.
    2. Mail it to the address on the renewal notice with a check or money order for the fee (payable to the Department of Licensing). If you don’t renew your license before it expires, you must pay an additional late fee.
  • If your license has been expired for 1 year or more, you must reapply for a license. To reapply:
    1. Complete a Body Art, Body Piercing, Tattoo Artist, Permanent Cosmetics License, Renewal, or Reinstatement Application.
    2. Mail it to the address on the form with a check or money order for the fee (payable to the Department of Licensing).

When you’ll get your new license

  • If you renewed online: Within 14 business days.
  • If you renewed by mail: Within 21 days.

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