Regulations – Louisiana

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  1. Licensing – The LDH (Local Department of Health) Food and Drug Unit regulates commercial body art under the authority given by Part XXVIII (cited above) and LSA R.S. 40: §2833 (primarily). Each facility engaging in tattooing, body-piercing, or other CBA activities is required to be permitted in accordance with these regulations and each person performing said tasks must be registered with the state.
    1. Link: https://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/622
    2. Find your inspector: https://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/710
  2. Oversight/Rules Link:
    1. https://ldh.la.gov/assets/oph/Center-EH/sanitarian/fooddrug/commercial_body_art/PartXXVIIITitle51.pdf
  3. Other Considerations:
    https://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/622
    Updated 5/11/18: On February 5, the Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology issued a ruling via a declaratory order that microblading is permitted in its licensed facilities as long as the activity takes place in a dedicated room with a door and it is performed by a department (LDH)-registered operator and under the auspices of an LDH registration (facility).