There is a myth perpetrated amongst tattoo shops that for someone to purchase any kind of tattoo equipment or tattoo supplies that they must have a tattoo ‘license’. The truth is that there is no such thing as a ‘license’ to tattoo, only a permit that is given by the health department in the county the tattooing is performed in. Many budding tattoo artists are discouraged by disinformation given by established tattoo artists in an attempt to keep out competition.
The truth is, there is no such thing as a tattoo license, and if there were, most of the artists that are misinforming other artists would not qualify to get one. Next time you are told you need a ‘license’ to purchase tattoo supplies or equipment, ask the person who is telling you to show you their license. You will find the conversation ending there. For legal, top-quality body piercing supplies and tattoo supplies you can find them offered online by reputable companies that only require that you are 18 years of age or older to purchase.