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Licensing Connecticut Department of Public Health Link: Email oplc.dph@ct.gov.

  1. https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Practitioner-Licensing–Investigations/Tattoo/Tattoo-Technician
  2. Licensing Verified by Department of Public Health but not sure if it covers PMU – Contact Scope of Practice Department 860-509-7552. According to an SPCP member 4/23/2021 this is applied to PMU but she is working for change to the 2000 training hours and to get recognized in the definitions.
  3. Licensing Requirements Verified by Department of Public Health but not sure if it covers PMU – Contact Scope of Practice Department 860-509-7552 According to an SPCP member 4/23/2021 this is applied to PMU but she is working for change to the 2000 training hours and to get recognized in the definitions.
  4. Tattoo Student Permit Form
    https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Departments-and-Agencies/DPH/dph/practitioner_licensing_and_investigations/plis/tatoo/TattooSupvAffpdf.pdf
    Not sure if this applies to PMU. According to an SPCP member 4/23/2021 this is applied to PMU but she is working for change to the 2000 training hours and to get recognized in the definitions.

Oversight/Rules Link:
https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Practitioner-Licensing–Investigations/Tattoo/Practice-Act

Other Considerations:
https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Practitioner-Licensing–Investigations/Tattoo/Practice-Act
Sec. 20-266o. Licenses. (b) (2)
Each person seeking licensure as a tattoo technician after January 1, 2015, shall, in addition to satisfying the requirements of subdivision (1) of this subsection, provide documentation to the department, in the form and manner required by the commissioner, of having (A) completed not less than two thousand hours (2000) of practical training and experience under the personal supervision and instruction of a tattoo technician, or (B) practiced tattooing continuously in this state for a period of not less than five years prior to January 1, 2015.

Oversight/Rules Link:
https://www.jud.ct.gov/lawlib/law/tattoo.htm

Other Considerations:
https://www.cga.ct.gov/current/pub/chap_387a.htm (2) Training:
(2) Each person seeking licensure as a tattoo technician after January 1, 2015, shall, in addition to satisfying the requirements of subdivision (1) of this subsection, provide documentation to the department, in the form and manner required by the commissioner, of having (A) completed not less than two thousand hours of practical training and experience under the personal supervision and instruction of a tattoo technician, or (B) practiced tattooing continuously in this state for a period of not less than five years prior to January 1, 2015.