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Tattoo Parlours Act 2013 – 9 December 2016

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Tattoo Parlours Act 2013 – 9 December 2016

Tattoo Parlours Regulation 2013 – 1 July 2015

Note: Some provisions of the Act are not yet in operation. Please check with the Act for instructions.

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An individual may apply to the government in the approved form for an operator’s licence to carry on a body art tattooing business at a premises. A licence may be granted for a term of 1 year or 3 years and if granted, it cannot be sold or loaned to another person. It is a condition of an operator licence that the licensee must, within 20 business days after a change in staff employment, give notice to the government of the change.

  • Sections 3, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 19, 23, 26, 27, 28, 36, Schedule 1

An individual (who is not a licenced operator) may apply to the government in the approved form for a tattooist licence to perform body art tattooing procedure for fee or reward. A licence may be granted for a term of 1 year or 3 years and if granted, it cannot be sold or loaned to another person.

  • Sections 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 19, 23, 37, Schedule 1

It is a condition of an operator licence that the licensee must ensure the licence number is included in an advertisement relating to the body art tattooing business.

  • Section 29

An individual may apply to the government in the approved form for a permit that authorises the permit holder to conduct a body art tattooing show or exhibition.

  • Sections 40, 41, 42

An individual who is not an Australian resident may apply to the government in the approved form for a permit that authorises the permit holder to perform body art tattooing procedures.

  • Sections 43, 44, 45
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Relevant links

Tattoo operators and tattooists [Office of Fair Trading]

Tattoo industry forms

Review of Chief Executive’ s decision – Tattooists and tattoo business operators [Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal]

Ink Hunter App

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