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Body Artists and Body Art Facilities

Applications, Requirements and Fees


Body Artist
Body Art Facility

Please review the application instructions carefully as they provide additional information relating to the requirements to obtain a license.


Body Artist:
  1. Be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Have a high school diploma or General Education Development Certificate (GED); and
  3. Have completed at least 4 hours of training within 3 years immediately prior to making application for a license as a body artist. Such training must include:
      • At least 2 hours of Bloodborne Pathogens (disease) training, which includes sanitation, infection control and sterilization.  An examination is required as a condition of training completion.
      • A basic first aid class which teaches participants how to:
          • Recognize emergency situations
          • Check the scene and call for help
          • Avoid bloodborne pathogen exposure
          • Care for wounds
          • Manage sudden illnesses; and
          • Minimize shock

      The training may be obtained through any of the following:

      • Nationally accredited organization;
      • Local government sponsored;
      • Hospital sponsored;
      • College sponsored;
      • OSHA (Occupation and Safety Hazards Act) sponsored; or
      • Red Cross

Body Art Facility:
Complete and submit the application and self-inspection report.

NOTE:  Several cities/counties in Nebraska also require licensure in order to practice or operate a business. Be sure to check with your local offices.



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