Tattoo operator licence - Queensland

Description

You will need a licence to operate a body art tattooing business. This licence authorises you to run a body art tattooing business (whether on your own or manage it for another person) at the location specified on the licence, which can include a home-based business.

If you are self-employed and run your own a body art tattooing business, will not need a separate tattooists licence unless you operate at another tattoo studio.

In your application, you must nominate where you will operate the body art tattooing business. If your business has various locations, a separate operator licence is required for each location where a body art tattooing business is conducted.

If you already have a licence from another Australian state or territory, you may be entitled to mutual recognition. This will convert your existing licence into a valid Queensland licence.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

An application for an operator licence must be made by an individual. If the business is owned by a corporation, partnership or trust, the licence application can only be made by an individual nominated by the organisation to be the business manager.

To be eligible, you must:

  • be 18 years or older
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • not be subject to a relevant control order or registered corresponding control order that restricts the person from carrying on a business, engaging in an occupation or performing an activity that requires a licence
  • not be convicted of a prescribed offence under the Act where a conviction was recorded within the last 10 years
  • undertake a criminal history check.

Duration

Up to three years

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

You can find the current fees here.

Application process

Apply

By law, the police need to take your finger and palm prints. You will be contacted after you lodge your application form to explain what you need to do.

Approval time

Processing time is between four and six weeks

Transfer

This licence cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Office of Fair Trading

Industry Licensing Unit

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Industry Licensing Unit

Office of Fair Trading

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Queensland
Mailing address: GPO Box 3111
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 13 74 68
Fax: 07 3738 8784
Email: IndustryLicensing@justice.qld.gov.au