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bullet Register practitioners and inspect tattoo, permanent cosmetics, and body piercing facilities to minimize the spread of disease. Each body art facility (permanent, mobile, and temporary) in a city or the unincorporated county area is required to obtain a valid health permit from DEHS before body art activities can be performed.
   


Information about Safe Body Art Act


California law states that "every person engaged in the business of tattooing, body piercing, or permanent cosmetics is required to register in the county in which that business is conducted."

On October 9, 2011, Assembly Bill 300, otherwise known as the Safe Body Art Act, was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown with an effective date of July 1, 2012. The Safe Body Art Act was amended October of 2013, going into effect January 1, 2014.The purpose of this law is to provide statewide standards for the oversight and regulation of persons engaged in the business of tattooing, body piercing, application of permanent cosmetics, and branding.

Click here to view a copy of the new law.



Sample Forms for Body Art Facilities


The following documents are sample forms that body art facilities in San Bernardino County may use. Please note that in each document, areas highlighted in yellow may be edited by the user.

Consent Release Form

Consent Release Form for Clients Under 18 Years of Age

Medical Questionnaire Release Form



Body Art Practitioner


A “practitioner” is defined as a person who performs body art on a client. These activities include tattooing, body piercing, application of permanent cosmetics, and branding. A Body Art Practitioner in a city or the unincorporated county area is required to register annually with DEHS before body art activities can be performed. Inspections will be conducted regularly by DEHS to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Body Art Practitioner Packet

Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Trainers Approved by County of San Bernardino

Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Training Program Evaluation

Body Art Plan Review

Body Art Facility Plan Review Packet

Infection Prevention and Control Plan Guideline

CDPH Permitted Medical Waste Transfer Stations and Treatment Facilities

Mobile Body Art Facility Packet

Temporary Body Art

Temporary Body Art Facility Packet

Sponsor of a Temporary Body Art Event Packet



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