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Visiting Tattoo Artist Permits

Tattooing in Hawaii cannot occur outside of a permitted location, but there are some new developments.  Initial Hawaii permit applications must be accompanied by a fee of $125.   Hawaii Tattoo Shop permits still must be renewed annually at the renewal rate of $75, due by December 31st. This fee is still substantially below many [...]

How to become a tattoo artist in Hawaii

To become a tattoo artist in Hawaii you go to the nearest health department and they should have a specific room/section for sanitation, then just ask for the tattoo licensing application. all applications get mailed to oahu and tests are taken every 6 months, the test is around 70 questions long including questions on microbiology, [...]