We license and inspect all tattoo (includes permanent make-up) and body piercing facilities to assure that health and safety standards are met to prevent infection and disease.
All tattoo and body piercing activities must occur in a licensed establishment and all tattooists and body piercers must hold a practitioner’s license.
We are happy to consult with you prior to signing a lease or applying for a license to ensure your establishment meets all health requirements.
To alleviate some of the financial burden on our licensed establishments due to COVID-19, we have reverted our license fees back to 2019 rates effective April 2, 2020.
All tattoo and body piercing establishment license fees in Madison and Dane County are handled by the City of Madison Clerk's Office.
All tattooists and body piercers must hold a Practitioner’s License, which can be obtained through the WI Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS). Contact DSPS at (608) 266-2112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.