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Body Art Establishments and Body Artist Certificates


Article 14, Suffolk County Sanitary Code, revised and adopted October 31, 2007 provides the authority to regulate all Body Art Establishments in Suffolk County. Click here to view Article 14, Suffolk County Sanitary Code and all of its Appendices (Appendix A-Aftercare, Appendix B-Postings & Notices, Appendix C-First Aid Instructions, Appendix D-Consent Form, Appendix E-Healing Periods for Piercings, and Appendix F-Notice of Inspection & Disclaimer).

Contact Us

Contact the Bureau of Public Health Protection at 360 Yaphank Ave, Suite 2A, Yaphank, NY 11980:
(631) 852-5900

Body Art Establishment applications for existing establishments and Plan Review applications for new establishments are linked below as a single application package. Please complete and submit the original application via mail or in person at our office.

Body Artist Certificate applications for previously certified artists, new apprentices, and permanent cosmetics artists are linked below. Please complete and submit the original application via mail or in-person at our office. Original applications must be received in order to attend the testing sessions and be eligible for a Body Artist Certificate. You must either be sponsored by a Body Art Establishment currently under permit to the Department or one that is actively pursuing such a permit via application and/or plan review in order to receive your Body Artist Certificate.

Body Artist Certificate Exam Schedule


Please schedule an appointment.

* Register for an exam by visiting


January 14th 12:30pm
February 18th 12:30pm
March 18th 12:30pm
April 15th 12:30pm
May 20th 12:30pm
June 17th 12:30pm
July 22nd 12:30pm
August 26th 12:30pm
September 30th 12:30th
October 28th 12:30pm
November 18th 3:30pm
December 16th 12:30pm

* Classroom instruction has been suspended until further notice.


Printed materials are available at the Public Health Protection office in Yaphank.

360 Yaphank Avenue
Suite 2A
Yaphank, NY 11980

(631) 852-5900
Fax 631-852-4824

Reception counter hours - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Article 14
Suffolk County
Sanitary Code

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