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Tattoo Artist Application Form
Iowa Department of Public Health
Division of ADPER & EH/Tattoo Program
321 E. 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Type of application (check one):
Please print legibly.
Social Security Number:
Date of Birth:
Privacy Act Notice: Disclosure of your Social Security number on this license application is required by 42 U.S.C.
Section 666(a)(13) and Iowa Code Section 252J.8(1). The number will be used in connection with the collection of child
support obligations and as an internal means to accurately identify licensees.
Place of Employment:
Establishment Owner(s) signature (if employed):
An annual, nonrefundable application fee of $75, shall be payable by check or money order to the Iowa Department
of Public Health. Remit fee with the application. Cash is not acceptable.
Mail completed application and fee to address shown at the top of this application. Permits expire each year on
December 31 . The department will act within 60 days upon receiving a completed application. Please call
(515) 242-6337 if you have any questions.
Be sure to enclose proof of:
H.S. Diploma or G.E.D. (Initial applicants only)(on-line diplomas are not acceptable)
Bloodborne Pathogen Training
First Aid Training
Proof of age (Copy of driver’s license or birth certificate is acceptable)
$75 application fee
Required Tattoo Permit Questions:
For each “Yes” answer to the following questions, you must provide a separate statement
giving full details, including dates, locations, actions, organizations or parties involved
and specified reasons. At the discretion of the Bureau, more supporting information
may be requested.
Do you have a medical condition which in any way impairs or limits your ability to
perform tattooing? “Medical condition” means any physiological, mental, or psychological condition, impairment, or disorder, including drug addiction
If yes, provide a description of your condition and submit a letter from a physician
stating that your condition will not affect your ability to perform these functions.
Have you within the past 2 years engaged in the illegal or improper use of drugs or
other chemical substances?
If yes, provide a letter from your physician or treatment program that identifies
your current or past treatment status. The letter should also include a statement
regarding whether your condition will affect your ability to perform tattooing.
Have you been convicted of, found guilty of, or entered a plea of no
contest to a felony or misdemeanor crime within the past 5 years? (Other
than minor traffic violations with fines under $100.00). You must answer “yes”
even if the matter was expunged from the record.
If yes, include the date, location, charge, court disposition and current status (i.e.
probation) for each
charge. If the charge was a crime against a person, (i.e.
assault, domestic abuse) include copies of the charging orders and court
Has any state or other jurisdiction of the United States or any other nation ever
limited, restricted, warned, censured, placed on probation, suspended, revoked, or
otherwise disciplined a professional license, permit or certification issued to you?
If yes, include date, location, reason, current status, etc.
Have you ever been sued in connection with your tattoo functions in
this or any other state?
If yes, include date, location, reason, current status etc.
I hereby certify that the information I have provided in this document, including any attachments,
is true and correct. I understand that providing false or misleading information in or concerning my
application may be cause for denial or revocation of permit and criminal prosecution. I agree to comply
with the permit requirements, work practice standards, and all other provisions of Iowa Administrative
Code 641—Chapter 22.