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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 8291
Proposed Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 7/12/2019  1:50 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 5/12/2018   (modified 7/9/2019)    
pdf Attorney General Certification 5/15/2018    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 8/24/2018   (modified 8/27/2018)    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 8/24/2018    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 7/1/2019   

Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 5/12/2018
Review Completed: 5/15/2018
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 7/10/2018
Review Completed: 8/24/2018
Secretary Review Secretary of Labor Review Completed: 12/20/2018
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 7/1/2019
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 7/2/2019
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 7/22/2019    Volume: 35  Issue: 24
Public Hearings

08/12/2019 1:00 PM

Comment Period Ended 9/20/2019
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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