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How to Obtain a Temporary Tattoo or Body Piercing License

Applicants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.

A temporary artist license is valid for no more than seven (7) consecutive days.

A temporary artist license is only valid when used in a licensed facility.

Applicants must submit proof of at least two (2) complete years of licensure experience as an artist from another state OR proof of completion of an approved apprenticeship. If the licensure experience requirements cannot be met, the applicant will not be issued a temporary license.

Applicants must submit the following:

To allow time for processing, applicants should submit their payment, application, and all required documents to the Consumer Health Service at least 2 weeks prior to the requested license dates. Please be advised, backlogs in mail and scheduled events may further increase this processing time up to 30 days so submitting complete and timely applications will help to expedite license processing. 

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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