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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board
Board for Barbers and Cosmetology


chapter
Tattooing Regulations [18 VAC 41 ‑ 50]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Promulgate regulations to implement 2002 Acts of Assembly, Chapter 869 reguiring the licensure of tattooing.
State Authority 2002 Acts of Assembly, Chapter 869 and Section 54.1-201 of the Code of Virginia .
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation None entered
Meetings See all meetings (3) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Stephen Kirschner  / Board Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address: barbercosmo@dpor.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)367-8590    FAX: (866)245-9693    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amendments to Incorporate Changes from Marijuana Legalization
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Submitted to the Registrar and awaiting publication (10/11/2021).
General Review 2017 | Tattoo and Body-Piercing Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 06/09/2021.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Extend Temporary Fee Reduction
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/01/2020.
Temporary Fee Reductions 2018-20
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/01/2018.
Fee Decrease Tattooing
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/01/2014.
Fee adjustment Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/01/2011.
Promulgate regulations for the licensure of tattooing. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/01/2006.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Extend Temporary Fee Reduction
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage withdrawn on 05/12/2020 before Attorney General's office completed its review.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
9/24/2019 Completed Retain As Is
9/24/2019 Completed Retain As Is
11/9/2015 Completed Retain As Is
12/27/2011 Completed Retain As Is