Get licensing information for tattoo, piercing or permanent make-up services.
We inspect and license all La Crosse County tattoo and body piercing facilities
All La Crosse County tattoo and body piercing facilities (including permanent make-up facilities) must be licensed and inspected each year. We do this to make sure health and safety standards are met to prevent infection and disease.
Thinking of opening a tattoo or body piercing establishment?
How to get your tattoo or body piercing establishment licensed
Step 1: Apply for a license. Contact us for a Permit License Application for a license to operate.
Step 2: Once you have submitted your application and paid your fees, contact us to schedule a pre-licensing inspection.
Step 3: Once the application is submitted, fees are paid, and pre-licensing inspection is completed, a permit will be issued. Your license must be approved before you can operate.
If you have any questions, call us at 608-785-9771 or email us at [email protected].
How to get your practitioner license
Health Department Office Location
2nd Floor, 300 4th St. N.
La Crosse, WI 54601
Main Business Phone: 608-785-9872
Email: [email protected]
In a public health emergency call 911
WI Relay Service and Interpretation Services Available
Office Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday-Friday; some service hours may vary