Tattoo Artists and Establishments

Tattoo shops and the artists who work in them must be licensed by the city and state, according to City Ordinance Chapter 122. All body-art studios are inspected by the state to ensure a clean and safe environment in compliance with sanitation laws.

By Paper

Step 1.Read requirements for licensure.

Chapter 122 of the City of Sioux Falls Code of Ordinances governs tattoo licensure for tattoo artists and establishments.

Step 2.Print and fill out the form.

Depending on what you are applying for, use the Tattoo Artist Permit Application/Renewal or the Tattoo Establishment Permit Application/Renewal

Step 3.Attach a copy of identification.

Attach a copy of identification, such as driver’s license or Government-Issued ID, for proof of age. (Must also include individual applicant’s height, weight, eye and hair color, and sex.)

Step 4.Submit to the Health Department.

Completed forms can be submitted with payment to:

Sioux Falls Health Department
521 North Main Avenue, Suite 101
Sioux Falls, SD 57104-5963