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Old 11-23-2010, 01:49 PM
Mary-Kathryn Mary-Kathryn is offline
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Default Licensing Requirements in Texas?

Hi Everyone,

I am a body piercing apprentice in the state of Virginia and am having to move to Texas--the San Antonio area. I've been trying to find information on what the state of Texas requires as far the licensing of body piercers. I have six months of apprenticeship completed and (if I were still following Virginia guidelines) am in need of a minimum of six more months of training, a specifiied number of piercings completed, plus sitting for the state exam... but thats in Virginia.

Does anyone have any info or links they could provide which might give me the specifics of what Texas requires? I've gone to the State Health Department website but cant seem to find anything. If anyone wants to email me thats fine too.

Too, I'm really hoping to complete my apprenticeship under someone in the San Antonio area. If anyone could give me a heads up on who might be open to me approaching them please let me know. I'm very serious about my work and want to continue on the path to learning and to getting my license.

Thanks!
Mary-Kathryn
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Old 11-26-2010, 12:36 PM
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Default Re: Licensing Requirements in Texas?

in my experience, if you cant find any info (and you've seriously searched for it) it means that its not regulated by the state. but that doesn't mean its not regulated by the county or the city. check into those as well. in my experience tho, IL. theres no state licensing for piercing. for tattooing tho, my city has an additional license requirement. when i asked the clerk about piercing she said 'well, we don't have anything about piercing...i suppose you'll have to buy another tattoo license for it.' me an my big mouth

then again IL is broke and grabbing all the cash they can from anybody.

also, in my experience, if you've apprenticed for 6 months, you've already got 5 months, 29 days more training than most piercers i've encountered.

good luck tho, wish you were in my area, i've been looking for a reliable piercer for some time now
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Old 11-26-2010, 01:28 PM
Mary-Kathryn Mary-Kathryn is offline
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Default Re: Licensing Requirements in Texas?

Thanks DrayBono for the help. I'll make sure to check with the city and county in order to cover all my bases.

I wish I were in your area too! Its not easy to get an apprenticeship these day. All I can do is approach the body piercers in the San Antonio area and hope theyll give me a chance to finish my apprenticeship.

Thanks again for your help!
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