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Body Art

The Department of Environmental Health enforces the Safe Body Art Act which establishes minimum standards that apply to body art facilities and practitioners for the safe practice of body art in Riverside County.

Body Art Updates

As of January 25, 2021 Body Art Facilities can re-open with modifications as described in the COVID-19 Industry Guidance - Updated 10/20/2020.

You may contact us at if you have specific questions. Thank you again for your continued understanding and patience.  


Looking to Open a Facility or Become a Practitioner?

Facility Plan Review

If you want to open a permitted Body Art Facility in Riverside County, you must submit plans of the facility and go through a Plan Check Review. 

Submit the following:

  1. Plan Review Application
  2. Two (2) sets of the site plan
  3. Room Finish List
  4. Plan Review Fee: $496
  5. After you submit your paperwork, you will be contacted with instructions on how to pay fees

Prior To Final Approval

Submit the following:

  1. Infection Prevention and Control Plan (IPCP)
  2. Copies of the medical questionnaire, consent form, and aftercare instructions for review
  3. For facilities utilizing an autoclave only: provide a negative spore test performed within 30 days of that inspection
  4. Annual Facility Permit Fee: $245

Practitioner Registration

You must work at a body art facility that has a valid Riverside County Environmental Health Permit.

Email the following to

  1. Practitioner Application
  2. Valid picture ID verifying age
  3. Valid Bloodborne Pathogen Certificate that is specific to body art
  4. Proof of Hep B Vaccination or Hep B Declination Form
  5. Practitioner Fees: $124 (Practitioner Registration $62 + Annual Permit $62)
  6. After you submit your paperwork, you will be contacted with instructions on how to pay fees

Learn more about how to perform body art in Riverside County…



Contact us for any questions regarding body art:

Downtown Riverside Office
 3880 Lemon St, Suite 200
   Riverside, CA 92501
 47-950 Arabia St, Suite A
   Indio, CA 92201


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