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A Connecticut tattoo technician license may be issued to an applicant who is licensed at the time of application as a tattoo technician in another state of the United States, the District of Columbia or a commonwealth or territory subject to the laws of the United States and who submits:
A current license in good standing to practice tattooing from such other state, commonwealth or territory,
Documentation of licensed practice in such other state, commonwealth or territory for a period of at least two years immediately preceding application;
Documentation of successful completion of a course on prevention of disease transmission and blood-borne pathogens that complies with the standards adopted by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as described in 29 CFR 1910.1030 et seq; and
Current certification by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association in basic first aid.
Documentation Requirements
Applications are only being accepted online.  Paper applications will not be accepted.  Please select this link to apply online.
Written verification of licensure submitted directly from the other state;
Completed verification form documenting two years of practice as a tattoo technician in the other state; and
Documentation of completion of the blood borne pathogens course and basic first aid certification by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.