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Old 05-17-2015, 01:58 PM
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Hi All,

I have been searching for information of the legality of tattooing people at home in my NYC apartment. I am a licensed tattoo artist, but the Health Department is rather vague about this

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Old 05-21-2015, 07:50 AM
Location: Manhattan
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I see no reason why you cannot tattoo people in your home IF you are licensed.

A Tattoo License is required for an individual tattoo artist working in New
York City and is designed to control and prevent the spread of infectious
diseases in New York City. To obtain a Tattoo License an
individual must successfully complete a three hour Infection Control Course and
an Infection Control Examination conducted by the Department of Health and
Mental Hygiene's (DOHMH) Health Academy. Submission of an application for the
Tattoo Artist License and registration for the Infection Control Course occur at
the same time. The license will be mailed to the specific person named in the
application after he or she has taken the course and passed the written
examination. The license is not transferable to another person or entity. - See
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However, your building may have lease provisions forbidding the running of a business out of an apartment.
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