Tattoo permits are issued to an artist at a specific place of operation and are not transferable to other artists or locations. If the artist moves to a new establishment, then the prior permit is invalid and the artist must obtain a permit at the new place of practice.
The permit cannot be issued before an inspection has been conducted. Each tattoo permit is valid for one year after which a new permit must be issued to continue operation. The permit must be posted and visible to the public.