Permanent Body Art Facility Information
All Permanent Body Art Facilities shall comply with Article 4 starting with Section 119312 of California’s Safe Body Art Law.
To obtain or renew a Permanent Body Art Facility Permit you are required to submit a completed Permanent Body Art Facility Application. You can download the application forms below. You can submit the application materials to us in one of three ways:
1. Scan and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Once the application is complete and all required documents are received, you will be issued a San Mateo County Permanent Facility Health Permit. You are required to prominently display the permit at your facility. Health Permits are valid for one year, and must be renewed annually.
New Body Art Facility Application Packet
Existing Body Art Facility Application
Body Art Program fee
Due to ongoing COVID-19 responses by public and Environmental Health Services staff, the Approved Body Art Establishment list is not currently able to be maintained. Please verify with the specific establishment that they have a current, valid permit.
List of Approved Body Art Establishments
Recommend Obtaining a CALOSHA Occupational Exposure Control Plan