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.
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.
In Wyoming law, you might find tattooing and body piercing referred to as “physical body adornment.”
To get a body artist permit in Laramie County, you must submit:
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
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)
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.)
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.
Tattoo license regulation info: https://www.powelltribune.com/stories/wyoming-should-regulate-growing-tattoo-industry,5021
Tattoo license form: https://www.laramiecountywy.gov/_departments/health/body_art.aspx
Infectious diseases / communicable diseases education by state: https://courseforbbp.com/states
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