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HLO Late Opening - Tuesday, December 17th

​The Health Licensing Office will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, to assist you with your testing, licensing and renewal needs.

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Practitioner information

The following regulated professions are overseen by the Board of Electrologists and Body Art Practitioners. Learn more about applying for a license, associated fees, laws, rules and more by following the links below:

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

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

Questions?

For licensing qualification questions, contact Qualifications Specialist Sarah Bye at 503-373-1989 or sarah.e.bye@state.or.us.

For policy questions, contact Policy Analyst Samie Patnode at 503-373-1917 or samie.patnode@state.or.us.

For board recruitment questions, contact Paige Sims at 503-373-1915 or paige.s.sims@state.or.us.

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