Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Barbers and Cosmetology
Board for Barbers and Cosmetology Tattooing Regulations [18 VAC 41 ‑ 50]
Action General Review 2017 | Tattoo and Body-Piercing
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 9/20/2019
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8/14/19  2:34 pm
Commenter: Stitch Martinez, Primal Tattoo


I would like to comment on tattoo schools. It is a scary realty that the tattoo schools are not training their students properly. We’ve all seen tattoo school graduates, who are fully licensed and are incapable of tattooing. Many of which are incapable of following basic guidelines for sanitation. 

Tattoo schools students should be held to the same standard that tattoo apprentices are, including hours. I never understood why tattoo school students had less hours than a traditional apprenticeship. Tattoo school educators should also be licensed tattoo artists. It doesn’t make sense for anyone else to train future tattoo artists.

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