The Environmental Health Division licenses and regulates all tattoo, piercing, permanent make-up and ear piercing facilities located in the City of Minot and in all other areas in Bottineau, Burke, McHenry, McLean, Renville, Sheridan and Ward Counties.
Body Art Studio licenses are good from January 1 to December 31. The license is not transferrable and license fees are not prorated. For new facilities, plans or blueprints for the proposed facility must be submitted along with a Plan Review Request Form (found here). Once plans are approved, a license application can be submitted and construction can begin.
Body Art Operator licenses are good from January 1 to December 31. Licenses are not transferrable and license fees are not prorated. Body Art Operator licenses are divided into four classes: Tattooist, Piercer, General Operator (can do both tattooing and piercing), and Cosmetic Tattooing/Permanent Make-up (this is the license that covers microblading). Applicants must have a current OSHA approved, body art specific bloodborne pathogens certification along with a current CPR certification prior to applying. Applicants must have also received a complete series of Hepatitis B vaccinations prior to being licensed. In order to obtain a Body Art Operator license, they must complete an apprenticeship that meets the criteria found in the FDHU Rules and Regulations for Body Art Establishments. They must also take and pass the FDHU Body Art Operators Exam. Exams are administered by appointment only.
Body Art Apprentice Permits are valid for three years from the date of issue. They are not transferrable, and are void once the apprentice obtains a Body Art Operator license.
During an apprenticeship, an apprentice must have 100 hours of training, 1000 hours of practical experience and perform 400 procedures under the supervision of a licensed body art operator. The apprentice must record the dates and information about the training received, hours of practical experience and completed procedures on FDHU forms. The required forms can be found at the bottom of the page.
Licensed Body Art Establishments: The following Body Art Establishments are licensed in FDHU. By getting a tattoo or piercing at a licensed establishment, you are minimizing the chances of infection and of contracting a serious or fatal illness. Licensed Body Art Establishments are routinely inspected for cleanliness and safe practices. If you get a tattoo or piercing at a non-licensed body art establishment, you are greatly increasing your chances of infection or of contracting a disease such as hepatitis or AIDS.
Magic City Tattoo
Nickel & Dodge
Permanent Makeup by Angie
For any questions involving Body Art practices, regulations or licensure contact:
Jayme Calavera, RS/REHS: (701)-721-0547 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Quality Assurance/Control for Autoclaves
FDHU lab will do spore testing on autoclaves to verify functionality and code compliance. The fee for the test is $25.00.