Body Art Facilities


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What you need to know

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​Body Art Facility: A place where body art is performed.

Complete and submit the application and self-inspection report. Please note that many cities and/or counties in Nebraska require a license to practice or to operate a business. Be sure to check with your local offices.

Requirements: Please see the regulations for complete requirements.

Fees for Facility Licensing: Fee Schedule​ Title 172 NAC 2


Facilities cannot reinstate a license that has expired. You must submit a new complete application. A new license is required before the facility may operate.

Renewal: Body Art Facility licenses expire on March 31st of even-numbered years.

Advisory Opinions

Advisory statements are issued by the Board of Cosmetology, Electrology, Esthetics, Nail Technology and Body Art for information purposes only; they are NOT legal opinions and are non-binding. The advisory opinions define acts which in the opinion of the board are or are not permitted in the practice of body art.

Dermal Punches - No, this practice does not fall within the category of body piercing.

Suspension Hooks - Yes, this falls under the category of body piercing.

Dry Tattooing - Dry tattooing is within tattooing IF it includes inserting dyes for the procedure. (12/4/2017)

Paramedical Tattooing - Yes, falls within the scope of practice for tattooing or permanent color technology.

Remember: With any service, one must be competent and trained in providing the service and must practice within the Body Art scope of practice for which s/he is licensed.

Office of Behavioral Health & Consumer Services
Department of Health & Human Services/Division of Public Health/Licensure Unit
Phone Number
(402) 471-2117
Fax Number
(402) 742-1106
Mailing & Physical Addresses

DHHS Licensure Unit

Attn: Body Art

PO Box 94986

Lincoln NE 68509-4986


Nebraska State Office Building

301 Centennial Mall South

14th & M Streets, 3rd Floor

Lincoln NE 68508

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed federal holidays.