You can apply for a Tattooist licence here.

You will need:

  • a MyServiceNSW Account in the exact name of your licence application
  • copies of two types of acceptable identification documents
  • details of your previous, existing or impending employment as a body art tattooist, including any employment as an apprentice
  • your application fee.

You will receive your Tattooist licence card in the post once your application has been granted.

If you cannot apply online, please contact SLED on 1300 362 001.

If your application is refused, you will receive a letter explaining the reason/s and the appeals process. For more information, see the Refusal, Revocation and Right of Review page.