Body Art/body art establishment (includes tattoos, permanent makeup, piercings, branding and scarifications)
If you plan to perform body art, such as tattoos, permanent makeup, piercings, branding and scarifications in a salon licensed by the Arizona Barbering & Cosmetology Board, you must prominently post a sign that reads: “These services are not regulated by the Arizona Barbering & Cosmetology Board” and include a list services provided but not regulated. (21)
Contact: Arizona Barbering & Cosmetology Board, 480.784.4539 and 602.542.4498
A tattoo needle and any waste exposed to human blood that is generated in the creation of a tattoo shall be disposed of in the same manner as biohazardous medical waste pursuant to section 49-761 of the Arizona Revised Statutes. (20)
Contact: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), Waste Programs Division, Solid Waste Management, Inspections and Compliance: Tattoo-generated Waste, 602.771.2300 or toll free at 800.234.5677 Ext. 771-2300
Refer to your own legal counsel for Arizona laws requiring the physical presence of a parent/guardian during the tattooing of anyone under the age of 18 and to use an unsterilized needle, use a needle or ink more than once, or do tattooing or body piercing outside of a permanent structure.