All artists must apply for the City Tattoo and Body Piercing License. This license is good for the entire calendar year. Each artist must submit an online application form online through the Citizenserve Web Porta
Each artist is individually licensed through the City of Sturgis to tattoo and/or body pierce. The cost for the license is $560.00 per year. The initial health & sanitation inspection fee is $100.00. This initial inspection includes certification of both tattoo and body piercing space(s), as applicable. (A second initial inspection fee is not required if you are also doing body piercing.)
Licensing and inspection fees are not prorated.
The application form can be submitted via our online Citizenserve Web Portal