After obtaining a standard body piercing license, licensees may obtain a specialty level one and specialty level two license after completing additional training.
Body piercers who obtained an Oregon body piercing license prior to January 1, 2012, who have then obtained a standard body piercing license may, in lieu of education/training, submit copies of client records demonstrating proof of having successfully performed a minimum number of procedures for each specialty piercing license.
Procedures required for specialty level one piercing are specified in Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 331-905-0005(5).
Procedures required for specialty level two piercing are specified in OAR 331-905-0010(5).
Go to the Laws & Rules
page to access OARs listing procedures.
Note: Please bring or send in your standard license (original paper certificate issued by the office) when applying for specialty piercing. You will be issued a new paper license in exchange.
Specialty level one genital piercing include:
Male genital piercings including the scrotum, frenum, foreskin, or the perineum behind the scrotum, and the piercing of the penis through the urethra, perineum behind the scrotum (Guiche) and exiting on the underside of the penis (called a “Prince Albert”)
Female genital piercing including the labia majora, labia minors, piercings of the clitoral hood, and perineum between the vagina and the anus (fourchette).
Specialty level one piercing education/training must include 36 hours of practical experience and a minimum of 36 practical operations.
Specialty level two genital piercing includes:
Male genital piercings including a vertical piercing through the glans of the penis (called an “apadravya”), horizontal piercing through the glans of the penis (called an “ampallang”), a piercing through the corona or ridge of the glans of the penis (called a “dydoe”), a piercing of the penis entering through the urethra and exiting on the upper side of the penis (called a “reverse Prince Albert”)
Female genital piercings including the clitoris, a piercing in which jewelry is inserted below the hood behind the clitoris (called a “triangle”), and a piercing of the vagina through the urethra and exiting on the upper side of the vagina (called a “Princess Albertina”).
Specialty level two piercing education/training must include 26 hours of practical experience and a minimum of 26 practical operations after obtaining a specialty level one license.