How to Get a Tattoo License – Wyoming

The state of Wyoming does not require a state license or permit to perform tattoos or operate a tattoo shop. Currently, Laramie County is the only county with regulations in place. The information below is for Laramie County only.

Wyoming body art by tattoo artist

It costs $125 to get a Body Artist Permit in Laramie County.

Permits must be renewed one year from the date of issue. It costs $65 to renew your Body Artist Permit.

Note:

In Wyoming law, you might find tattooing and body piercing referred to as “physical body adornment.”

Requirements

To get a body artist permit in Laramie County, you must submit:

1

Completed application.

In Laramie County, the owner of the tattoo shop where you will be employed must sign and date a section on page 2 of your application confirming you will work there.

You must submit a copy of your certificate from any OSHA compliant Blood Borne Pathogen Training

3

Hepatitis B Vaccination Record

You must submit a copy of your Hepatitis B vaccination record, or a signed and dated letter stating that you’re declining the vaccination and are free of communicable disease (page 2 of application)

4

Your Driver’s License

You must submit a copy of your current motor vehicle driver’s license. (If you do not have a driver’s license, you may be able to use a valid United States passport or a federal Selective Service Act registration card. Check with your local health department for their policy on this.)

5

Application Fee

Payment - card, cash, or check made out to Environmental Health ($125 for first-time or $65 for renewal)

Turn in Your Application

You may submit the above documents and fee in person or by mail to:

DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
100 CENTRAL AVE
CHEYENNE, WY 82007

Once your application is accepted and fee is paid, you will receive your permit by mail.

If your county has additional regulations, you can find them here.       

You can find requirements for Laramie county tattoo shops and tattoo artists here.

Things You Should Know:

In Wyoming, tattoos may only be performed on minors if the person’s parent/legal guardian consents. The parent also must be present at the time of the tattoo.

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AUTHOR
Nathan Molenaar

Nathan is a licensed professional tattoo artist with over 8 years’ experience working at studios across the globe, including Celebrity Ink, the world's largest tattoo studio chain. When he's not tattooing, he spends his free time sharing his experience and knowledge with aspiring artists who dream of pursuing a career in the tattooing industry.

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