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Body Art

Richmond County Environmental Health – East Central Health District



Effective Tuesday, September 8, 2020,according to the Governor's Blueprint for a Safer Economy, Santa Cruz County has moved to:

Substantial Tier Status

Under Substantial Tier Status, body art facilties can operate with modifications. Operating guidelines fall under Personal Care Services.

General Information

- The Safe Body Art Act

Artist Information & How to Register in Santa Cruz County

- Practitioner Registration Requirements
- Blood Borne Pathogen Training
- Hepatitis B Vaccine Declination Form
- Approved Blood Borne Pathogen Training Courses

Permit Applications


New Studio Requirements & How to Open a Shop in Santa Cruz County

- Studio Floor Plan information
- Body Art Plan Checklist
- Body Art Facility - Plan Check Guidelines

Client & Infection Control Requirements