Skip to main content Skip to site navigation

Body Art Expo Sponsor Information

General information

Sponsors have to comply with Article 5 starting with Section 119317 of California’s Safe Body Art Law. Sponsors must ensure all practitioners display a valid Practitioner Registration Card.  All demonstration booths have a maximum occupancy of 5 persons. All demonstration booths have direct access to hand washing.


To obtain a Temporary Body Art Event Facility Permit you are required to submit a completed Temporary Body Art Event Facility Application. You can download the application form below. You can submit the application materials to us in one of three ways:

  1. Scan and email to
  2. Fax to (650) 627-8244
  3. Mail to: 
    Environmental Health Services
    Attn:  Body Art Program
    2000 Alameda de las Pulgas, Ste. 100
    San Mateo, CA  94403

Application Forms for Event Sponsors

Event Sponsor Application for Temporary Events
Sponsor Application Plan Check List
Health and Safety Standards for Body Art Events
Body Art Program fee schedule

Other Resources

Approved Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure Training Courses
San Mateo County Body Art Ordinance 04285
California Safe Body Art Law: Article 5, Temporary Body Art Facilities

Reciprocity Disclaimer

A valid Body Art Practitioner Registration issued from any other jurisdiction withing California is intended to allow the Practitioner to practice within this county for 5 consecutive days no more than 15 days total in a calendar year.