If you intend to perform any body art tattooing procedure for fee or reward you will require this licence. This licence is required to perform any tattooing procedure even if you are conducting this work in a licensed premise.
The only exception from the requirement to hold a Tattooist Licence is if you hold a Body Art Tattoo Business - Operator Licence under the Tattoo Parlours Act 2012 and perform body art tattooing as a self-employed individual at the premises nominated on the licence.
Body art tattooing is defined as any tattooing for decorative purposes. If you will be only conducting cosmetic tattooing you are exempt from this licence.
To apply, complete the Tattooist Licence Application form. Other forms and related documents are available on the Fair Trading website.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.