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Training

Tattoo artists must complete bloodborne pathogen training and standard first-aid training. CPR/AED training will not be accepted in place of first-aid training. Attending an employer-sponsored training will not be accepted.

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Inspection

Tattoo establishments are inspected annually by a local designated inspection agency.

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Laws & Rules

  • Iowa Code section 135.37
  • 641 Iowa Administrative Code, Chapter 22
  • Individuals under the age of 18 are prohibited from getting a tattoo, regardless of parental consent.
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