Permanent Makeup License Requirements for Tennessee

Permanent Makeup Licensure by State


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 A statewide tattoo artist license shall be issued and is transferable within this state to any studio holding a current studio certificate issued by a local health department. The state of Tennessee is the most strict law when it comes approving a license for permanent makeup and tattoo shops.

The following are to have complied:

  • 18 years of age
  •  Submit an application to the department of health or its designee.
  •  Pay an annual fee of $140
  •  Training program  course in sterilization,  methods and techniques for the proper sterilization of instruments and materials ( from a college/medical sterilization course)
  •  Take and pass an examination concerning this part before a tattoo artist permit shall be issued
  •  Two (2) years' experience as a professional tattoo artist 

The renewal fee is annual and has a fee of $250. 


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