Temporary Body Art Events

What do I do if I am planning a temporary body art event?

As the event organizer, you must complete the Body Art Event Organizer Application(DOCX, 50KB)  and have each booth where body art is performed complete a (DOCX, 22KB)Practitioner Booth Notification Form(DOCX, 22KB) . As the event organizer, you are responsible for submitting all completed practitioner booth notification forms as well as the permit application and fees to the Fresno County Environmental Health office no later than two weeks prior to the event starting date.

What are the requirements for practicing body art at a temporary event?

All body art practitioners must have a valid practitioner registration in the State of California. If a practitioner is not registered in California, they can register with our office prior to the event. Please refer to Body Art Practitioner Requirements(PDF, 52KB)  for information on how to register.

Please Note: Unregistered body art practitioners will not be allowed to practice body art at a temporary event.

What if I am not an event organizer but I plan on participating in a temporary event?

Complete the (DOCX, 22KB)Practitioner Booth Notification Form(DOCX, 22KB)  and submit the form to the event organizer at least two weeks prior to the event. Also review the (PDF, 52KB)Practitioner Temporary Event Requirements(PDF, 52KB) .

As a practitioner you must also provide a copy of your California issued practitioner registration and photo ID at your booth.

If you have any questions regarding temporary body art events, please call (559) 600-3357.

Current Forms and Applications

Location: 1221 Fulton Street, 3rd Floor
Mailing Address: PO Box 11867, Fresno CA 93775-1867 
Phone: (559) 600-3357
Fax: (559) 455-4646

Email: EnvironmentalHealth@fresnocountyca.gov

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
(Closed 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)