Recent state legislation requires all practitioners of "body arts," including tattooing, body piercing, and application of permanent cosmetics, to register with the local health department. Registration requirements for operators at this time include review of proposed regulations, completion of an application form, and payment of a registration fee.
State laws establishing minimum requirements for body art are provided in the California Safe Body Art Act (Act) which was enacted to provide minimum statewide standards for the regulation of persons engaged in the business of body art in California. Body art includes tattoo, body piercing, branding, and the application of permanent cosmetics. The requirements are intended to protect both the practitioner and the client from transmission of infectious diseases. Inspections will occur at all body art facilities within the County of Orange. The Act resides in the California Health and Safety Code (H&SC), Division 104, Part 15, Sections (§§) 119300-119328. AB 300 repeals current provisions and enacts the Safe Body Art Act as of July 1, 2012.
To access the Safe Body Art Act, please click on the PDF Download PDF
For specific information regarding the operation of body art facilities, please call Environmental Health Body Art Program at 714-433-6000 to speak to a Specialist.
A resource for small and medium-sized businesses in Orange County The purpose of this manual is to provide the reader with a quick and simple reference regarding body art. It covers basic concepts that businesses engaged in body art need to know.
REGISTRATION MUST BE RENEWED ANNUALLY PRIOR TO EXPIRATION DATE.
Renewal requires the following:
Submittal of a current Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) training certificate
Payment of an annual fee (the invoice will be sent to you separately from the registration renewal notice)
You may email a scan or photo of your BBP training certificate to email@example.com. Please note any corrections to your mailing address or email address in the email message. Late renewals will be penalized an additional fee, or the account closed and a new registration must be filed.
Approved BBP Training
Need Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Control training? Here is a list of approved BBP Exposure Control training providers for Orange County:
Body Art Training Group 6580 Harbor Blvd., Ste. F Fountain Valley, CA 92708 858-792-1630 http://www.yourtrainingplace.com/ Classroom and online training available Trainers: Kathy Hartman, Lucia Hartman Courses available, in English and Vietnamese
Cathy Montie Cathy Montie Body Art Training Company 8055 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., #106 San Diego, CA 92111 619-303-5893 http://www.cathymontie.com Classroom and online training available
Evons Permanent Makeup School 13372 Goldenwest St. #201, Westminster, CA 92683 714-743-5995 7721 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92841 714-743-5995 Trainer: Kimberly McMaken Classroom training available, in English and Vietnamese
Susan Church International Academy of Permanent MakeUp 16580 Harbor Blvd. Suite F, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 949-548-6447 or 800-282-0577 http://www.permanentmakeupschool.org Classroom training available
Tommy Tetreault Tommy T’s Body Piercing 19925 Beach Blvd. Huntington Beach, CA 92648 714-374-7393 firstname.lastname@example.org Classroom training available
Orange County also accepts Los Angeles County approved BBP Training Providers
LA County BBP training providers can be found here.
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