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Covers: Tattooing, body piercing, permanent cosmetics
Tattoo and permanent cosmetic artists are required to be certified in Arkansas. Act 414 of 2001Cdc-pdfExternal [PDF 17 KB, 5 pages] also addresses body piercing as a form of body art. In addition, Act 414 of 2001 requires an annual license fee for tattoo, body piercing and permanent cosmetic artists/shops The Arkansas Department of Health is currently revising the Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Permanent Cosmetic Establishments to address specific requirements for body piercing establishments and artists. Existing body piercing establishments are being inspected and are being given time to bring their shops into compliance with the existing regulations for sanitation. New establishments must submit plans and meet current construction and sanitation requirements before opening.