o Artists/Practitioner Information
There will be no practitioner registration cards issued the day of the event.
Only registeredpractitioners are allowed to perform body art procedures at temporary events.
o Promoter Information
The California Health & Safety Code (Section 119300-119309) requires that anyone engaged inthe business of tattooing, body piercing or permanent cosmetics to be registered with the County Health Department in which the business is conducted.
As Body Art becomes increasingly more popularin our community, San Mateo County Environmental Health recognizes the importance of our established routine inspection program for Body Art Establishments, and annual registration requirements forBody Art Practitioners.
The San Mateo County Body Art Ordinance No. 04285 was adopted with the intention of promoting safe, healthy practices to benefit the Body Art Community, practitioners andrecipients alike. There is no administrative or enforcement driven distinction between temporary and permanent body art practitioners in San Mateo County.
Upon registration, the body artist will be issued aregistration card which is valid for one year from date of issuance and allows the artist to practice within San Mateo County at any permitted body art establishment. Only registered body artpractitioners are allowed to practice within San Mateo County.
Listed below is information that is relevant to community members, including the ordinance, a list of registered practicing artists, andrequirements for establishments and practitioners.
• Ordinance 04285 (PDF)
• Establishment Application (PDF)
• Practitioner Application (PDF)
• Approved Body Art Practitioners (PDF)• Bloodborne Pathogens Training (PDF)
• OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standards/Control Plan (PDF)
• Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan - Sample #2 (PDF)