Becoming a tattoo technician in Hartford requires an extensive background and proper licensure. Those wishing to become a tattoo technician must be at least eighteen years old, successfully complete a course that complies with federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards for disease prevention, hold a first aid certification through American Red Cross or American Heart Association, and verify over 2,000 hours of practical training under a licensed tattoo technician (or have five years of continuous practice prior to January 1, 2015).
When Your License is on the Line
Once these requirements have been met, candidates may apply with the Department of Public Health for their license. This department is responsible for issuing licenses as well as suspending and revoking licenses. A few reasons a license may be revoked are:
If you bought, sold, or fraudulently obtained a license. Each person who wishes to practice as a tattoo technician must obtain their own license. Buying another’s license, or selling your license to another will result in a revoked license of all parties.
If you provided services to an underaged patron. If under the age of eighteen, parental permission is required before a tattoo may be provided.
In some cases, if you face an emotional or mental illness. It is important that all individuals experiencing mental or emotional illness receive the help they need. For the health and safety of the public, a license may be revoked for those who do not receive the help they need.
Get the Help You Need Today!
As a tattoo technician, you have the opportunity to use your talents to meet the needs of your community. However, without the proper licensure, you will not be able to practice. If the Department of Public Health has contacted you in regard to your license, please contact a Hartford tattoo license defense attorney by calling us.