Oregon Permanent Makeup License Requirements
The Oregon Health Licensing Office has the following information on their website:
To apply for a tattoo license, you must meet the following requirements:
- Submit proof of being 18+ years of age and complete and submit an application form and pay appropriate fees.
- Submit proof of having a high school diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
- Submit documentation of having completed blood borne pathogens training from an HLO-approved provider.
- Submit documentation of having completed cardiopulmonary resuscitation and basic first aid training from an HLO-approved provider.
- Provide documentation of completing a qualifying pathway (see below).
If you don’t hold a license in another state, you must follow pathway 1:
Pathway 1: Oregon school
Applicant must graduate from an Oregon licensed tattooing career school after completing the following required training:
- Completion of approved training program including 360 hours of training (210 theory/150 practical), chairside supervision under a licensed tattoo artist.
- Must have documentation showing a minimum of 50 completed procedures (which means “a tattoo that has been finished, including any touchups or additional work following initial healing and the client is released from service”)
- Training must be conducted by an Oregon licensed tattoo artist registered as a teacher by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission’s Private Career Schools division.
- A registered teacher must provide direct supervision of practical training on a one-to-one student/teacher ratio for students performing practical training while the student is working on the general public. Direct supervision means the teacher is present and actively involved in direct oversight and training of students.
- Licensed tattoo schools must submit official transcripts directly to the Health Licensing Office.
- Take and pass both written and practical examinations.
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Last updated: June, 2017