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Department of Health Services

Environmental Health and Safety

Body Art

Body art facilities must obtain a health permit and practitioners must register to provide body art services in Sonoma County.

Facility and Practitioner Requirements

All business owners/operators of fixed facilities, mobile units, and temporary events must obtain a health permit annually. All body artists must be registered annually. All facilities and practitioners must operate in accordance with the California Health and Safety Code, Sections 119300-119327.

All permitted facilities will receive annual inspections.

Apply for a Facility Permit

  1. Submit a completed Body Art Facility Plan Review Application
  2. Submit the appropriate fee payable to Sonoma County Environmental Health and Safety. See fee schedule for current fees.
  3. Submit a copy of the facility Infection Prevention Control Plan as required by the California Health and Safety Code, Section 119313.
  4. Facility Plans must be submitted and approved for new construction or remodel of a facility.

When all of these requirements are approved, the owner/operator will receive a health permit for the facility. The health permit is valid for one year from the date of issuance and must be renewed annually. The health permit shall be posted in a conspicuous place in the facility.  Body Art Facility Requirements.

Apply for a Practitioner Permit

  1. Submit a completed Body Art Practitioner Permit Application
  2. Submit the appropriate fee payable to the Sonoma County Environmental Health and Safety. See fee schedule for current fees.
  3. As a condition of registration, all applicants shall provide:
    • Evidence of completion of OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Training within the last 12 months.
  4. First time registrants shall also submit the following documents:
    • Evidence of current hepatitis B vaccination, including applicable boosters, unless the practitioner can demonstrate hepatitis B immunity, or a hepatitis B declination form.
    • Proof of 18 years of age or older

When all these conditions are met, the registrant will be issued a registration certificate. Registration is valid for one year from the date of issuance and allows the artist to practice within Sonoma County at any permitted body art facility.

Practitioners must be registered with Sonoma County Environmental Health & Safety prior to practicing body art in Sonoma County. Practitioners are required to renew their registration annually and display the registration certificate in the body art facility where the practitioner is performing body art.

Bloodborne Pathogen Training Providers

Eduwhere

Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control for Tattooing and Body Piercing

https://eduwhere.com/coursedescription.php?courseID=28

#1 Premier Continuing Education

California: Bloodborne Pathogens and Safe Body Art Act Training

https://www.premierece.com/courses/california-bloodborne-pathogens-safe-body-art-act-training/

Cathie Montie’s Body Art Training Company

Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Training Class

https://www.cathymontie.com/class/los-angeles-county-blood-borne-pathogen-class

Body Art Training Group

BBP 100- Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Training (California)

https://www.bodyarttraininggroup.com/products/Bloodborne-Pathogens-Exposure-Control-Training-California.aspx

Biologix Solutions

California- Bloodborne Pathogens for California Body Art

https://blxtraining.com/course/bloodborne-pathogens-for-california-tattoo-piercing-artists/

Above Training

California Bloodborne Pathogens Training Course

https://abovetraining.com/bloodborne-pathogens>

Lee A. Ballesteros

Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens Training Program for Body Art Professionals

804 W. 3rd Street
Antioch, CA 94509
(925) 778-9069

ContactLeeB@gmail.com

Pro Trainings

California Compliant Bloodborne for Body Art

https://www.protrainings.com/courses/2-bloodborne-pathogens/topic

Bloodborne Certification

Bloodborne Pathogens Tattoo Artist Course: Body Art Professional

https://bloodbornecertification.com/course-details-bloodborne-pathogens-tattoo-artist/

Body Art Safety Seminars

Blood Borne Pathogen Prevention Certificate Programs

https://www.bodyartbbp.com/certification/

Compliance Training Online

Bloodborne Pathogens Tattoo Artist & Body Piercers

https://www.compliancetrainingonline.com/body-art-bloodborne-pathogens.cfm

Association of Professional Piercers (approved for piercers ONLY)

Bloodborne Pathogens Standard for Body Piercers

https://app.mclms.net/en/package/4640/course/7975/faq

*Disclaimer: This list is for informational purposes only. The providers on this list are not affiliated with Sonoma County Environmental Health (EH). EH does not endorse any of the providers of BBP training courses.  There are other courses available that are not on the list but may not be approved in accordance with Health & Safety Code Safe Body Art Law.

For Consumers

Body Art Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to questions about body art regulation in Sonoma County.