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Reinstatement of a Lapsed License

Before applying for licensure, please familiarize yourself with the general licensing policies.


An applicant for reinstatement of a Connecticut license that has lapsed due to non-renewal shall arrange for the submission the following documentation:


A completed, notarized application with photo and fee in the amount of $250 in the form of a check or money order payable to, “Treasurer, State of Connecticut”;


A synopsis of professional activity since completion of the applicant's initial training (an updated resume is acceptable);


If applicable, verification of any out-of-state licenses held, current or expired, submitted directly to this office from the source.  Please contact the jurisdiction prior to submission of the request as some may charge a fee for this service;


Verification from the appropriate authority confirming the applicant's most recent experience as a tattoo technician including dates and overall evaluation of the applicant's ability to practice with reasonable skill and safety.  If the applicant is in private practice, a letter from another practitioner with whom the applicant has referred clients will suffice.  The letter must indicate dates of the referral relationship and an evaluation of the applicant's ability to practice with reasonable skill and safety;


Verification of completion, within the three years prior to submitting an application, 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., as amended from time to time, and that requires the successful completion of a proficiency examination as part of such course;

Verification of current certification by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association in basic first aid; 

Typically, applicants for reinstatement who have not been in active practice for longer than five years are required to complete a period of refresher training.  Applicants to whom this applies will receive further information from the Department upon receipt of all required documentation.


The application and all supporting documentation should be sent to:


Connecticut Department of Public Health

Tattoo Technician Licensing

410 Capitol Ave., MS #12 APP

P.O. Box 340308

Hartford, CT 06134

Fax:  (860) 707-1980