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Applications and Forms - Tattoo and Body Piercing Studios

For assistance with applications and forms, call 512-834-6727.

Tattoo and Body Piercing Program Update


All applications with fees are to be sent to this address:

Department of State Health Services 
Cash Receipts Branch – MC 2003
PO Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347

Important Fee Information for Tattoo Studios and Body Piercing Studios

Some fees decreased on Sept. 1, 2019.  The changes are on applications you can download from this website. The changes are in place for the online applications. 
Please make certain you pay the fee listed on the application or renewal.
To ensure you submit the correct amount, please do one of the following, if applicable:

  • Apply online.
  • Renew online.
  • Download an application from this website.

Online Licensing

The Texas Department of State Health Services offers current and prospective licensees the opportunity to apply for licenses online using the Regulatory Services Online Licensing System.

Who May Apply or Renew Online

Tattoo and body piercing studios seeing initial licensure, license renewals, or temporary event licenses may use the online licensing system. At this time, we are unable to process minor amendment changes (such as name or address), nor are we able to renew temporary event licenses online.

Tattoo Studio License Applications

Body Piercing Studio License Application

Last updated November 19, 2021