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The Department of Environmental Health enforces the Safe Body Art Act which establishes minimum standards that apply to body art facilities and practitioners for the safe practice of body art in Riverside County.

 

Approved Body Art Facilities

PRACTITIONER PERMITS

A practitioner performs tattooing, body piercing, permanent cosmetics, or branding on a client. Practitioners must work from a location with a facility permit.

 

NEW PERMIT

 SUBMIT PAPERWORK:

 

 HOW TO SUBMIT:

  • Email - To avoid processing delays, submit all documents in a single email in PDF format.

 

 FEES:

  • After you submit your paperwork, you will be contacted with instructions on how to pay fees.
  • $124 (Practitioner Registration $62 + Annual Permit $62)

 

RENEW PERMIT

Renewal invoices are sent to the facility address.  

Need your invoice? EMAIL US

 

 HOW TO RENEW PERMIT:

Have you moved to a new facility? EMAIL US.

Copy of Practitioner Permit

FACILITY PERMITS

A facility is the location where practitioners perform tattooing, body piercing, permanent cosmetics, or branding.

 

NEW FACILITY

  SUBMIT PLANS:

Permitting Guidelines

 

 HOW TO SUBMIT:

  • Email - To avoid processing delays, submit all documents in a single email in PDF format.

 

 FEES:

  • After you submit your plans, you will be contacted with instructions on how to pay fees.
  • Plan Review Fee: $496

 

SCHEDULE APPROVAL INSPECTION AND PAY PERMIT FEES:

  • Annual Facility Permit Fee: $245 (To be collected at approval inspection)

Has your business moved? Start plan review process.

Change of ownership? EMAIL US.

Need Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Control Training?

Riverside County does not currently have an approval process for BBP training programs at this time. Any approved BBP training from one of these neighboring LEAs will be accepted:

Los Angeles

Orange County

San Bernardino

San Diego

Podcast Episode 4: Body Art

COVID-19 Updates

 

State Guidance

Best Practices

PERSONAL CARE SERVICES- UPDATED MAY 6, 2021

Update for piercing and tattooing services – effective immediately

Piercing and tattooing services for the mouth and nose area are permitted. In addition to a face covering, practitioners should wear a face shield for eye protection when they are performing tattoo or piercing procedures on face and neck areas where the client cannot wear a face covering. Use of N95 respirators and improved ventilation are strongly encouraged. All other restrictions in the guidance remain in place.

Resources:


Learn more about how to perform body art in Riverside County…
 


 

 

Email us for any questions regarding body art:

 
Downtown Riverside Office
 3880 Lemon St, Suite 200
   Riverside, CA 92501
 951-955-8980
 951-955-8988
Indio
 47-950 Arabia St, Suite A
   Indio, CA 92201
 760-863-7570
 760-863-7013
 

 

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