Regulations – Georgia

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  1. Licensing Georgia Department of Public Health Link:
    https://dph.georgia.gov/environmental-health/body-art
    Per instructions on the above link, please call your local County Environmental Health Office to find out details regarding permitting requirements and inspections.
  2. Listing of County Health Departments
    https://dph.georgia.gov/about-dph/contact-dph/public-health-districts
  3. Oversight/Rules Link:
    https://dph.georgia.gov/environmental-health/body-art
    Governor Kemp signed into Law Senate Bill 214 (effective 7/1/2019) which directs the Georgia Department of Public Health to adopt statewide Body Art regulations including the permitting of body artists. The Department is currently drafting rules and regulations and plans to phase them in over the next 12-18 months. The Department will be soliciting input from the Body Art industry through a public comment period. Until these new regulations are developed, all body artists should continue to comply with local health department rules and regulations. Contact your local Georgia Health Department for updates and current oversight rules.

Other Considerations:
http://www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/tattooing/microblading.html
Microblading and Permanent Cosmetics are considered as a form of tattooing in the state of Florida.