Do you need a license to buy tattoo equipment or piercing supplies?

“Disinformation and discouragement is the norm for such struggling tattoo shops, and they will outright lie to you to try to prevent you from not only obtaining the equipment you need (that they themselves have), but also to delay and thwart your rise as a tattoo artist. This process is also at work when shops began charging ridiculous fees (as high as $5000) for taking on apprentices”