Licenses expire each year on December 31 and must be renewed. To renew your license, complete a License Renewal Application and submit the required documents and payment to RiverStone Health, 123 South 27th Street, Billings MT 59101 OR firstname.lastname@example.org. To avoid a late fee, licenses must be renewed no later than December 31.
All individuals who engage in the practice of tattooing or piercing in Yellowstone County must have a license issued by the RiverStone Board of Health. A license issued in another Montana county or another state is not valid within Yellowstone County. This requirement is applicable to all artists, including those who are here temporarily, such as for an expo or special event. To obtain a license, please complete the License Application for Body Artists at Temporary Expositions and Events. Return it along with copies of the required documents at least two weeks prior to the event.
Each body art establishment and artist is inspected at least once every year to determine compliance with regulations. Inspections include an examination of training certificates and other pertinent records. Additional inspections of the body art establishment or artist may be performed as often as necessary for enforcement of the regulations.