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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, [...]

Updating Hawaii’s Tattoo Regulations

by: Peggy Sucher (aroundhawaii.com)

Many wonder why tattooers are calling for Hawaii’s regulations to be updated…who would want more guidelines, increased fees? What’s up with that?

How would you like to visit a doctor who utilizes standards 25 years old? Your dentist? Not quite right, huh? Times have changed! Tattoo regulations and [...]

Hawaii State Contact information

The Tattoo industry in Hawaii is regulated by the Sanitation department.

Statewide Contact Information

Sanitation Branch
591 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-586-8000
FAX: 808-586-8040

Hawaii District Health Office/Hilo
1582 Kamehameha Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: 808-933-0917
FAX: 808-933-0400

Sanitation Branch/Kona (Office)
Keakealani Building
79-1020 Haukapila Street, Room 115
Kealakekua, HI 96750
Phone: 808-322-1507
FAX: 808-322-1511

Maui District Health Office
54 High Street, Room 300
Wailuku, HI 96793
Phone: 808-984-8230
FAX: 808-984-8237

Kauai District Health Office
3040 [...]