Regulations – Colorado
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- Oversight Bodies:
The sanitary conditions of body art establishments are regulated by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
https://cdphe.colorado.gov/consumer-concerns-and-complaintsIndividuals practicing body art should check with their county’s local public health agency to determine licensing requirements. A list of Colorado’s local public health agencies can be found here:
In addition, facial tattooing is regulated by the Office of Barbers and Cosmetology within the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies.
- Licensing Contact:
It appears that Colorado Tattoo Artists must register with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and also Permanent Cosmetic Tattoo technicians must register with the Colorado office of Barbers and Cosmetology.
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