Regulations – Hawaii

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  1. Licensing and Facility (Shop) Permit Links: Hawaii Department of Health
    https://health.hawaii.gov/san/files/2018/06/instructions-to-obtain-tattoo-artist-license.pdf
    https://health.hawaii.gov/san/tattoo-shop-permit-applications/
  2. Oversight/Rules Link:
    https://health.hawaii.gov/san/files/2013/05/11-17.pdf
    This links to the oversight/rules for tattoo artists (signed 1981). Read the entire document as it includes later revisions to the 1981 regulations. (It appears to be a 2008 and 2009 Revision Note).

Other Considerations:
Facilities are permitted and artists are licensed
https://health.hawaii.gov/san/files/2021/04/Shop-List-Website-3-31-21.pdf