Tattoo/Body Piercing And Cosmetics

Tattooing, Body Piercing & Permanent Cosmetics:

On October 9, 2011, Governor Brown signed AB 300, the Safe Body Art Act into State law (California Health & Safety Code, section 119300 et. al.). This Act created minimum standards for the facility owners & practitioners engaged in the business of tattooing, body piercing, permanent cosmetics, and branding in California. 

All body art facilities must have a valid permit. Body art facility owners & practitioners can’t conduct business without a valid permit and/or certificate of registration & the permit/certificate of registration must be renewed annually from the Solano County Environmental Health Services Division.

Please click here to learn more about the requirements for facility owners, body art practitioners, temporary body art events, vehicles and a section of FAQ.


Body Art Permit Application

Body Art Practitioner Annual Renewal

Facility Plan Application

Mobile Facility Plan Application

Temporary Event Practitioner's Permit Application

Temporary Event Sponsor's Permit Application

General Information

List of Bloodborne Pathogen Training Providers

Hepatitis B Vaccination Declination Statement

List of Sharps Mail-Back Facilities

Infection Prevention and Control Plan Template

Body Art Facility Construction Guidelines

Consent & Questionnaire Form Requirements

What is tattooing?

Tattooing means to insert pigment under the surface of the skin of a human being, by pricking with a needle or otherwise, to produce an indelible mark or figure visible through the skin.

What is Body Piercing?

Body Piercing means the creation of opening in the body of a human being for the purpose of inserting jewelry or other decoration. This includes, but is not limited to, piercing of an ear, lip, tongue, nose, or eyebrow. For the purposes of AB 186 and the scope of inspections by the Solano County Environmental Management Department, body piercing does not include piercing an ear with a disposable, single-use stud or solid needle that is applied using a mechanical device to force the needle or stud through the ear.

What is Permanent Cosmetics?

Permanent Cosmetics means the application of pigments to or under the skin of a human being for the purpose of permanently changing the color or other appearance of the skin. This includes, but is not limited to, permanent eyeliner, eye shadow, or lip color.

If you would like an application to register or if you have any questions or concerns about the program, please contact (707) 784-6765