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How to renew your license: Tattoo, body piercing, body art, and permanent cosmetic artists

Things to know

  • License expires every year
  • You can renew 120 days before your license expires
  • There will be a late fee if you don't renew before it expires
  • If your license has been expired for more than 1 year, it's canceled and you must reapply.
  • We consider you unlicensed if your license expires or gets canceled. You can receive a fine for engaging in unlicensed activity.

Before you renew

  • Be ready to answer legal background questions and provide documents if needed.

What you'll need

  • Your license number
  • Expiration date of your blood-borne pathogens certificate
  • Visa, MasterCard, or American Express credit or debit card to pay renewal fee
  • If needed, documents for legal background questions, ready to upload.
  • If needed, update your contact information online before you renew
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After you renew

  • If you renewed online: Within 14 business days.
  • If you renewed by mail: Within 45 days.

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