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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 9499
Final Stage  
red ball Final Text 6/14/2023  7:01 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 12/6/2021    
pdf Attorney General Certification 12/7/2021    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 4/19/2023   

Changes to Text Changes have been made to the text since the proposed stage was last published in the Register.
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 12/6/2021
Review Completed: 12/7/2021
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 12/7/2021
Review Completed: 12/14/2021
Secretary Review Secretary of Labor Review Completed: 6/10/2022
Governor's Review
ORM Review Completed: 4/19/2023
Governor Review Completed: 4/19/2023
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 4/21/2023
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 6/19/2023    Volume: 39  Issue: 22
Comment Period Ended 7/18/2023
Effective Date 9/1/2023
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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