381.00777 Tattoo establishments; licensure; temporary establishments.—

(1)(a) Except as provided in s. 381.00773, a person may not tattoo the body of any human being in this state except at a tattoo establishment or temporary establishment licensed under this section.

(b) A person may not operate a tattoo establishment or temporary establishment in this state unless the establishment is licensed under this section.

(2) A person seeking licensure of a tattoo establishment must apply to the department in the format prescribed by the department. An application must include:
(a) The registered business name, including any fictitious names under which the tattoo establishment conducts business in the state.

(b) The street address and telephone number of the tattoo establishment.

(c) The name, mailing address, and telephone number of the tattoo establishment’s operator.

(d) The name and address of the tattoo establishment’s registered agent for service of process in the state.

(3) The department shall issue a tattoo establishment license to an applicant, if:
(a) The applicant submits a completed application.

(b) The applicant pays the applicable license fee established in s. 381.00781.

(c) The establishment complies with all applicable local building, occupational, zoning, and health codes.

(4) A temporary establishment must meet the same requirements for licensure as a permanent tattoo establishment.


(5)(a) A license is valid only for the location listed on the license. A tattoo establishment must notify the department in the format prescribed by the department before any change of the licensed location. A tattoo establishment with more than one location must obtain a separate license for each location.

(b) A tattoo establishment license is valid for 1 year and must be renewed annually.

(c) A temporary establishment license is valid for the duration of a convention or other similar event for which the license is issued not to exceed 14 consecutive days.

(6) A license issued by the department under this section is not transferable.