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Applications and Forms - Tattoo and Body Piercing Studios

Tattoo and Body Piercing Program Update

All paper applications with fees are to be sent to this address:

Department of State Health Services 
Cash Receipts Branch – MC 2003
PO Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347

Online Licensing

DSHS offers initial and renewal licensees the ability to apply for licenses online using the Regulatory Services Online Licensing System.  In order to apply online you will have to select Drugs and Devices Programs under the "What are you applying for" drop down menu as shown below.


Who May Apply or Renew Online

Tattoo and body piercing studios seeking initial licensure, license renewals, or temporary event licenses may use the online licensing system. Minor amendment changes (such as name or address) and  temporary event license renewals can not be completed online.

Tattoo Studio License Applications

Body Piercing Studio License Application

Last updated August 16, 2022