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Body Art

Frequently Asked Questions



Do I need to submit plans for a facility permit if I will be operating out of an established salon, renting a booth, or room?

If the facility you are operating out of does not have a valid Environmental Health Body Art permit then yes, you need to submit facility plans for approval.

Do I need to get a permit for performing microblading, or other permanent cosmetics?

Yes, a practitioner registration is required as well as an Environmental Health Body Art facility permit.

Do I have to pay an annual fee for practitioner registration?

There is an initial registration fee and then a renewal fee every year thereafter.

If I have an Environmental Health Body Art Practitioner registration can I operate at multiple locations?

Yes, you may operate out of multiple Environmental Health permitted facilities. An updated registration will be sent out to each facility you operate out of, so notify the appropriate Environmental Health office when you move locations.

Does the Bloodborne pathogen registration expire?

It expires one year from the issue date and must be renewed/maintained current.

Do you maintain a current list of all approved body art facilities in Riverside County?

Yes! You can find the Approved Body Art Facilities List on the Body Art page and it is updated on a daily basis.

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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