Anyone who wants to practice this profession in the state must obtain a Nebraska tattoo license. In addition, these certified specialists ought to work in Nebraska-certified body art facilities. The governmental body that issues credentials is the DHHS (Department of Health and Human Services).
The procedure seems complicated only at first glance. Here is the step-by-step process made easy for your convenience.
Above all, keep in mind that there are various types of permits in NE. You have to determine which one you would better obtain. Below all types are listed.
The first is an establishment and the other four are artist permits. Many cities or counties require establishment certification too. To be sure your region needs it just check with the local office.
Next, each sort of permit out of these two requires slightly different docs.
For tattooing, branding, piercing, or permanent color technology professionals there is one application. The steps below can be of help to you:
Yet, if you submit all the necessary documents and there will still be missing ones, don’t worry. In fact, the Department representatives will write you via email within about ten days. The purpose of the email is to ask you to resume your request. After that, you have nearly 3 months or strictly 90 days to do so.
Let’s assume you did everything right and sent every necessary documentation. Then you will receive the tattooer license within nearly ten days. Likewise, the situation is the same in some of the neighboring states such as Iowa where it takes approximately 1-2 weeks to receive it.
Similarly, parlors or businesses have to submit these two combined docs:
Simultaneously, the next thing you need to do is to pay the costs. At the present time, the department accepts checks or money orders; credit or debit cards.
In the meantime, if you belong to one of these groups your fee may be waived:
Very importantly, let us differentiate between these two terms. Renewal is done within a 60-90-day period. In contrast, reinstatement is usually accomplished within 2-12 months.
If your credentials are inactive or have an expired status the reinstatement is possible through these three steps:
As a matter of fact, the renewal is plausible by passing a 2-hour continuing education on the same subject. In addition, the examination score must be shown as proof of the successful finalization of the seminar. Note that the workshop includes themes on sanitation, sterilization, safety, and infection control.
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
Phone number: (402)471-2117
E-Mail Address: DHHS.email@example.com