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Title: Body Art Establishment
Alternate Title:
Description: The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) administers licensing for body art technicians. "Body art" or "body art procedures" means physical body adornment using, but not limited to, tattooing and body piercing. "Tattooing" includes micropigmentation and cosmetic tattooing. "Body art establishment" means any structure or venue, whether permanent, temporary, or mobile, where body art is performed.
Subject: Business
Creation Date: 7/19/2010 10:37:03 AM
Modification Date: 6/27/2024 11:05:15 AM
Agency Name: Health (MDH), Minnesota Department of
Agency URL: https://www.health.state.mn.us
Agency Description: The Minnesota Department of Health is the state's lead public health agency, responsible for protecting, maintaining and improving the health of all Minnesotans.
Agency Phone: 651-201-5000
888-345-0823
Agency Fax: Agency URL: https://www.health.state.mn.us
Agency Address: Health, Minnesota Dept. of
625 Robert St. N.
P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul
MN
55164-0975
Division Name: Health Occupations Program
Division URL:
Division Description:
Division Phone: 651-201-4200
Division Fax: Division URL:
Division Address:
P.O. Box 64882
Attn: Body Art
St. Paul
MN
55164-0882
Unit Name: Body Art Program
Unit URL:
Unit Description:
Unit Phone: Unit Fax: Contact person(s): Health.BA@state.mn.us
Unit URL:
Audience: Application URL: https://bodyart.web.health.state.mn.us/
Renewal URL: https://bodyart.web.health.state.mn.us/
Versa URL:
Requirements:

Rules:
Statutes: 146B

Forms:

For Establishments

Establishment Renewals

Body Art Establishment Info

Body Art Establishment Inspection Checklist (PDF)

Body Art Establishment Renewal Information

Temporary Events 

Temporary Event Information

Establishment Documents

Editable Versions
Intended for establishment owners to adapt and use as their own:

Non-Editable Versions
Accessible version for use by screen reader users:

Forms available at Body Art Technician Licensing System


Fees:

Refer to Minn. Stat.§ 146B.10

Technicians

Temporary Technician license and renewal - $240

Initial Technician licensure and biennial licensure and renewal - $420

Initial Technician license fee – The commissioner shall prorate the initial two-year technician license fee based on the number of months in the initial licensure period. 

Temporary Guest Artist license - $140 Dual Body Art Technician license - $420

Fee for late submission of a technician renewal application - $150

Technical violation fee for practicing body art after a body art license has expired and before it is renewed - $200 for any part of the first month, plus $200 for any part of any subsequent month up to one year. Continued practice or operation after one year becomes a disciplinary violation.

Technical violation fee for practicing body art after a temporary body art license has expired and before it is renewed - $100 for any part of the first month, plus $100 for any part of any subsequent month up to six months. Continued practice or operation after six months becomes a disciplinary violation.


Establishments

Initial Establishment license and two year license renewal period - $1,500 

Provisional Establishment license: $1,500

Temporary Body Art Establishment Event permit - $200

The commissioner shall prorate the first renewal fee for the establishment license based on the number of months from issuance of the provisional license to the first renewal.

Verification of Licensure to Other States - $25

Reissuance of a provisional establishment license that relocates prior to inspection and removal of provisional status - $350. The expiration date of the provisional license does not change.

Change an establishment name or establishment type, such as tattoo, piercing, or dual - $50 Fee for late submission of an establishment renewal application - $300

The technical violation fee for operating a body art establishment after the license has expired and before it is renewed - $300 for any part of the first month, plus $300 for any part of any subsequent month up to six months. Continued practice or operation after six months becomes a disciplinary violation.


Period of Issuance:

Establishment licenses are valid for up to two years (effective July 1, 2017). All establishment licenses expire on September 30th. The first renewal fee will be a prorated amount based upon the month your license was issued.


Length of Determination:

Up to 30 days AFTER application paperwork is considered complete.


Other Info:
Activity: Restaurants
Food
Food Service
License Detail URL:

Body Art

Current Body Art Licenses

Minnesota Department of Health

    


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