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The Safe Body Art Program provides minimum statewide standards for practitioners and facilities in the business of tattooing, body piercing, permanent cosmetics and branding. The requirements are intended to protect both the practitioner and the client from transmission of infectious diseases through the application of proper body art procedures and the control of cross-contamination of instruments and supplies. Please refer to our FAQ page for more information.


Please see the FDA announcement regarding the recall of tattoo inks that have been found to be contaminated with microorganisms. Please ensure that these inks are not being used at your facility and that the practitioners at your location are also aware of this recall.  Please contact NCEHD (530)265-1222 X: 3 right away if any of these contaminated inks were found to be used at your facility.

Tattoo Ink Recall

  1. Body Art Practitioners
  2. Body Art Facilities
  3. Forms and Applications
  4. Body Art Sample Forms
  5. FEES

All Body Art Practitioners must be over the age of 18 and have completed an Approved Bloodborne Pathogen Training Course before registering as a practitioner in Nevada County. In addition, a Body Art Practitioner needs to have Hepatitis B Vaccination documentation, which includes one of the following:

  • Certification of Completed Vaccination
  • Laboratory Evidence of Immunity
  • Vaccination Declination

When registering as a Body Art Practitioner, please submit a copy of a Driver's License or Government ID.