• DPOR Closed on Monday, Sept. 1st

      State agencies closed in observance of Labor Day.  Online Services Available

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    • FDA Warning: Certain Tattoo Inks/Kits Cause Infections

      DPOR licenses tattoo artists and parlors, but cannot regulate particular kinds of ink. Learn more

    • Board revokes cosmetology salon license

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    DPOR Closed on Monday, Sept. 1

    Our offices and all state agencies are closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day

    The national holiday is the ceremonial end of summer, so as you look ahead to the changing of the seasons, be sure to check out all the great fall events Virginia has to offer!  


    FDA Warning: 

    Inks in Certain Tattoo Kits Cause Infections 

    Tattoo artists and clients: Don’t use tattoo inks and kits that lack a brand name, carry a dragon logo, or are missing the name and place of business of the manufacturer or distributor.
      
    DPOR licenses tattoo artists and parlors, but does not require or prohibit particular kinds of ink. (The pigments used in tattoo inks are subject to federal regulation as cosmetics and fall under FDA jurisdiction.) Read the FDA consumer alert to learn more.