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Applicant must graduate from an
Oregon licensed tattooing career school after completing the following required training:
Tattoo applicants must complete and pass the tattoo written examination.
After passing the required examination and paying all fees, you will receive your Oregon license the same day.
Applicants are required to produce two (2) forms of original identification issued by a federal, state or local government agency of the United States at the time of the examination. One form must be photographic, and the legal names on both pieces must match. See the
Identification Requirements page for details.
Applicants who fail the written examination after one or more attempts must wait seven days or more before retaking the examination. After the third and sixth failed attempts, applicants must obtain additional training from an Oregon educational institution.
Review requirements for retaking the written examination, including recertification of training.
Blood borne pathogen courses must be compliant with U.S. Federal guidelines 29 CFR 1910.1030 and may be obtained through hands-on, online or blended course instruction.
CPR and First Aid certification courses must be obtained through hands-on training, or blended training that includes a hands-on skills assessment examination for certification. Course provider certifications for these courses must include an evaluator/instructor name and authorization number on the certification card.
Tattoo Artists Fees
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