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 application form.
Each artist is individually licensed through the City of Sturgis to tattoo and body pierce. The cost for the license is $660.00 per year and includes all initial inspection and licensing fees. Licensing fees are not prorated. All applicants must fill out an application form. (Apply Online) (Download form). Credit cards are only accepted prior to July 1st.
To apply, please contact the Planning & Permitting Department at Sturgis City Hall (1040 Harley-Davidson Way).
Between July 1st and August 31st, the City of Sturgis Tattoo and Body Piercing License application and inspection fees must be paid by cash, cashier’s check, or money order. Business checks and credit cards will only be accepted before July 1st and after August 31st.