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Medical Micropigmentation, as defined by Oklahoma law [Title 63 § 1-1451] recognizes a medical procedure which any color or pigment is applied with a needle or electronic machine to produce a visible permanent mark through the skin above the jawline but to also include repigmentation of other areas involving reconstructive surgery or trauma.

Microblading is not specifically defined in Oklahoma Statute; however, the procedure is recognized by the national Society of Permanent Cosmetics Professionals (SCPC) to be “cosmetic tattooing” regardless of the many terms for the procedure.  It is a practice of inserting ink under the skin with a grouping or configuration of needlesClick here for a link to the SPCP Fact Sheet on Microblading.

Medical Procedure

The Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision regulates medical procedures in the State of Oklahoma.  Any use of sharp surgery, heat, cold, abrasion, laser, chemicals, injection/placement of substances subcutaneous, or the use of FDA approved devises is recognized as the practice of medicine as defined in the Oklahoma Statute Title 59 § 492.  As such, any type of medical procedure must be supervised by a licensed physician.  Click here for the OBMLS policy and guildelines.

Oklahoma Board of Medial Licensure and Supervision

Salon & Cosmetology

The Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering (OSCBC) regulates all cosmetic procedures occurring in a licensed salon.  Per Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) Section 175:10-7-29, any service, product or device that affects any more than the dead skin cell layer is beyond the scope of practice allowed by any cosmetology licensed individual.  Click here for an update by the OSCBC.

Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering

Licensing Requirements

To perform any procedure producing a visible permanent mark under the skin with the application of a needle or electronic machine requires the person to be a Certified Medical Micropigmentologist.  Click here to find out more about becoming certified in Oklahoma.

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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