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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 8921
Revised Proposed Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 5/4/2021  3:16 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 3/23/2020   (modified 4/13/2021)    
pdf Attorney General Certification 3/24/2020    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 4/14/2020    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 4/14/2020    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 4/12/2021   

Revised Proposed A previous PROPOSED stage was published on 7/22/2019  
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 3/23/2020
Review Completed: 3/24/2020
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 3/24/2020
Review Completed: 4/14/2020
Secretary Review Secretary of Labor Review Completed: 5/12/2020
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 4/12/2021
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 4/13/2021
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 5/10/2021    Volume: 37  Issue: 19
Comment Period Ended 6/9/2021
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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