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Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Barbers and Cosmetology
Tattooing Regulations [18 VAC 41 ‑ 50]
General Review 2017 | Tattoo and Body-Piercing ...
Action 4846 / Stage 7966
Notice of Intended Regulatory Action (NOIRA)  
red ball Preliminary Draft Text 6/29/2017  4:01 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 6/28/2017    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 9/8/2017   

DPB Review
Submitted on 6/28/2017
Review Completed: 7/12/2017
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 9/8/2017
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 9/15/2017
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 10/16/2017    Volume: 34  Issue: 4
Comment Period Ended 11/15/2017
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kelley Smith  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-8590    FAX: (866)245-9693    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this board.


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Action 4846:
General Review 2017 | Tattoo and Body-Piercing
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
NOIRA   (7966) Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/15/2017.
Proposed   (8291) Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/20/2019.
Revised Proposed   (8921) Stage complete. Comment period ended 06/09/2021.
Final   (9499) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/01/2023.
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