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Body Piercing, Tattooing, and Permanent Cosmetic Coloring

Licensing Authority:

Alaska Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development
Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing
State Board of Barbers & Hairdressers
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
phone: (907) 465-2547
fax: (907) 465-2974

License/Exam Fees:

Application $80
Exam $60

  • Body Piercing $140
  • Biennial renewal $140
  • Tattooing and Permanent Cosmetic Coloring $140
  • Biennial renewal $140

Licensing Requirements:

Must submit notarized application and original or certified copies of student records verifying training; appropriate license and exam fee; and a certified copy of current CPR card and blood pathogen card.

Body Piercing must have completed 1,000 hours of training in an apprenticeship program approved by the board.

Tattooing and Permanent Cosmetic Coloring must have completed 380 hours of apprenticeship program approved by the board.

All licenses expire on August 31 of odd-numbered years, with the exception of new licenses issued within 90 days of the license expiration date.

Valid Active Licenses as of December 31, 2015:

Body Piercing : 20
Tattooing and Permanent  Cosmetic Coloring: 138

last updated January 2016
The information on this page is updated annually and may have changed during the year. Contact the licensing agency for any changes.