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How to Apply for a Tattoo and/or Body Piercing Establishment License

An establishment performing tattoo or body piercing art must obtain a license before they open.  A license is required for each art performed in the establishment.


To apply for licensure, please complete the Body Piercing / Tattoo Establishment License application and mail in with the appropriate fee(s) and documents.  

If applying for both arts, separate applications must be submitted; however, they may be mailed together with one check for the overall total.


Fees must be received with the application before an initial license inspection will be scheduled.

Art Initial License Fee  Renewal (Due Yearly)
Tattoo $1000 $500
Body Piercing $500 $250
Both $1,500 $750

Initial License Inspection

Before opening the establishment, an inspection must be conducted

  • Include on your application a 1-to-2 week timeframe when you know the shop will be ready to open.
  • The inspector will contact you to schedule an inspection once a complete application and fee have been received by the Department.
    • Do NOT schedule an inspection before you have everything complete.
    • Use page two of the initial license application as a tool to help ensure shop requirements are met.
    • If you have questions at any time, please contact your inspector or you may email or call 405-271-5243 with your questions or to request a call-back.

Please note, you will not receive a license approval until the shop meets all requirements outlined in Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 310:233 Body Piercing and Tattooing.

Location and Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Consumer Health Service
PO Box 268815                  
Oklahoma City, OK 73126 

Physical Location:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Consumer Health Service
1000 N.E. 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Contact Information:
Phone: (405) 271-5243
Fax:     (405) 271-5286

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