Artist License & Registration
All artists attending the Expo are REQUIRED to obtain a tattoo license from the State of Hawaii - Even if you have a license in another state, you still need to get a new one for Hawaii. They are non transferrable. and there are no exceptions to our state law. We would hate for you to show up excited to work but be told you can't tattoo, so please, do not skip any step in the process. Follow instructions and you will be fine.
To make it a little easier for you we have created a step by step check list that you can open and print out or save to your device and reference as you go.
EASY LIST PDF - (click to open / right click to save)
This is for those of you who want the easier route. You are paying a little extra to have Ice Training assist you and submit your documents to the Health Department which ensures nothing falls through the cracks.
DO IT YOURSELF LIST PDF - (click to open / right click to save)
This list provides you with everything YOU need to do for yourself and your fellow booth mate to ensure you are licensed to tattoo our show.
The medical tests can take 1-2 weeks to complete depending on your health practitioner. Do Not Wait on this part. There are no exceptions if this is not completed.
Tuberculosis & Syphilis Report Form - (click to open / right click to save)
GETTING REGISTERED WITH PIAE
Along with the steps you will need to take to ensure you are licensed in our state, we (PIAE) will also need to register you so we know who you are when you walk into the office. These also include our rules and regulations
On a Mobile Device or Desktop?
View All PDF Docs Required - You have a couple options here. 1. Right Click > Save As > Edit in PDF or Print PDF and fill out manually and send them back to our coordinator TJ at this email: email@example.com
Want to Download Instead? (not recommended for mobile devices)
DETAILED LIST - everything above, fully detailed
Hawaii requires all artists to also take an approved Blood-borne Pathogens course. If your certification isn't through one of the companies listed below, you need to take it again. We highly recommend using ICE TRAINING since we work alongside Jeff Godin, the owner to ensure that everything on our end matches his. Below are the list of approved Hawaii licensee companies.
ICE Training Institute - TAKE NOW
Body Art Training Group
Compliance Training Online
Cathy Montie Body Art Training Company
Pacific Medical Training
Note: If you were not issued a license in 2017 or 2018, you are expired and will need to get a new one. All licenses are good for 2 years that are taken on even years. Example: When you pass a 2018 test you are good till 2020.
Click below to download required forms
THE MEDICAL TESTS OFTEN TAKE OVER A WEEK TO GET YOUR RESULTS. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO GET TESTED!
NEW LICENSE + BBP - Deadline July 6th, 2018, nothing will be accepted after this date
LICENSE NO BBP - You have an approved BBP and only need the state license
CHECK STATUS - Use this link to see if you are on our licensed list. If you do not see your name on this list, do not panic. Contact the Hawaii Department of Health to check your status.
If you wish to handle everything on your own you can go here: http://health.hawaii.gov/san/tattoo-lists/ and through the items one by one. If you choose ICE they will help organize and facilitate your package to the health department for a small fee. If you have any health department questions, please call below:
Hawaii Department of Health:
Address: 1250 Punchbowl St, Honolulu, HI 96813