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Practitioner information

The following regulated professions are overseen by the Board of Electrologists and Body Art Practitioners; follow the links below for more information on how to get licensed, laws and rules, fees and more:

About the board

The Oregon Board of Electrologists and Body Art Practitioners oversees the practices of tattoo artists, electrologists and body piercers, including specialty piercers and earlobe-only piercers.

The Board of Body Art Practitioners consists of seven members appointed by the governor:

  • Two licensed to perform body piercing
  • Two licensed to perform tattooing
  • One licensed to perform electrolysis
  • One public member
  • One health care provider member licensed under ORS Chapter 677, 678 or 685

The term of office of each member of the board is four years, but a member serves at the pleasure of the governor. Vacancies are filled by the governor by appointment for the unexpired term. A member serves until the appointment and qualification of a successor.

Board members

Joshua Russell-Bryant

Joshua Russell-Bryant

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 4/30/2017

Joshua Russell-Bryant has been with High Priestess Piercing and Tattoo since 1996, where he is a Senior Body Piercer, Human Resources Director and Partner. Mr. Bryant has also worked as a part-time barber since 2010 and as a practical examination proctor for the Board of Body Art Practitioners. He is a Red Cross Certified First Aid/CPR and Bloodborne Pathogens Trainer, a registered Standard Body Piercing Supervisor and a full-time father and husband.

Russell-Bryant has been a Professional Member in good standing of the Association of Professional Piercers for more than 10 years and has taught body art related classes at the Annual Association of Professional Piercers Conference. “The body art industry is still relatively young,” he says. “It is a noteworthy responsibility to be the potential model for other public safety agencies across the country.”
Cameron Straub

Cameron Straub

Term: 2nd Full
Term end: 4/30/2021

Cameron D. Straub is the lead tattoo artist, piercer, tattoo instructor, and co-founder/owner of Eugene Tattoo and Body Piercing Company, as well as being on the Board of Electrologists and Body Art Practitioners and an ongoing state piercing proctor. He is an Oregon State University graduate with a bachelor's in art and minor emphasis in business and a former OSUMU ceramics instructor.

Straub grew up influenced by his grandparents. One was an art instructor and a few were accomplished painters, but he was most impressed by his father, who was a dermatologist and flight surgeon, as well as being an art lover. The family joke was: What happens to a child who loves art and works closely with his father’s skin practice? He becomes a tattoo artist and body piercer.

“For the last six years, we have enjoyed running a clean, professional shop providing a complete tattoo and body piercing experience," Straub said. "Our devotion is to providing clean and professional tattooing and piercing, in a clean and professional environment. I welcome the opportunity to help do the same for the people of Oregon.”

The Board of Electrologists and Body Art Practitioners currently has an opening for a Public Member. To apply, fill out the Application form.

Lisa Chambliss

Lisa Chambliss

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 1/31/2016

Lisa Chambliss works as a registered nurse and the Immunization Coordinator in the Communicable Disease Program at Lane County Public Health in Eugene. Chambliss was born and raised in Maui, Hawaii. She got her BS degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Oregon and returned to Maui for nursing school. Chambliss came back to Eugene in 2012 after a preceptorship in the ICU at Maui Memorial Medical Center and some work experience in the campus Health Center at University of Hawaii Maui College. Her interest in serving on the Board stems from her passion for community health and the minimization of the spread of disease.​

The Board of Electrologists and Body Art Practitioners currently has an opening for a Electrologist. To apply, fill out the Application form.

Matthew Holmes

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 2/21/2021

​Bio to come

Aaron Solomon

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 2/21/2021

​Bio to come

Board recruitment

Are you interested in serving as a volunteer citizen board member? HLO-regulated boards seek new members as current board member terms expire.

Overview of HLO-regulated professions and boards
Current board vacancies and information on how to apply


For policy questions, contact Policy Analyst Samie Patnode at 503-373-1917 or

For licensing qualification questions, contact Qualifications Specialist Sarah Bye at 503-373-1989 or

For board recruitment questions, contact Amanda Schuck at 503-373-1915 or

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