City of Los Angeles Sanitation Protocols for tattoo parlors

City of Los Angeles Sanitation Protocols for tattoo parlors

Here are the sanitation protocols that Los Angeles tattoo parlors are required to follow.


All waiting areas are to remain closed. Customers must wait in their vehicles until their appointment time and they are called for screening before entering.

Customers must sanitize their hands when entering and exiting.

All customers must be screened upon entry.= Questions on health and taking of temperature.

Customers must wear a face covering, such as a cloth mask, while inside at all times, this includes during the tattoo procedure.


All employees will be screened daily at the beginning of their shifts, including asking whether they have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days and have had a fever in the last 48 hours.

All employees must be provided training on how to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Face coverings must be provided to all employees who come in direct contact with customers.

Employees are encouraged to wear face shields while tattooing a customer.

Employees must also wear disposable gloves and change them between customers, as well as wash their hands between every customer.


The tattoo parlor must be deep-cleaned, disinfected, and sanitized top to bottom.
After opening, tattoo parlors must be deep-cleaned daily.

Parlors are expected to take every step necessary to implement the regulations, orders, and guidance from the CALIFORNIA State Department of Health and CDC to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Services are allowed only by appointment. No walk-in customers at this time.

Minimizing person-to-person contact through technology, like mobile or online reservations and contactless payment, is encouraged.

Parlors must post signage at each entrance stating no customer with a fever or COVID-19 symptoms are allowed in.

Only one customer per employee is allowed in the tattoo parlor at any given time.

Tattooing and piercing around the mouth and nose are prohibited.

Chairs are to be rearranged to ensure at least 6 feet between each customer.

Chair and workstations must be sanitized after each use by a customer.

All high-touch areas must be sanitized at least once every two hours.

Hand sanitizers must be placed at entrances.

SCT Crew

We are  now officially open for business.

Scroll to Top