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Board of Barbers and Hairdressers

Attention: Tattooing, Body Piercing, and Permanent Cosmetic Coloring Courtesy License Applicants

At this time, the board may only issue one courtesy license in a calendar year (12 AAC 09.004). A regulation project changing the number of courtesy licenses allowed in a calendar year will be considered by the board at their next meeting. However, if approved by the board, the regulation change may not go into effect until sometime in 2024.

In the meantime, we are encouraging courtesy license applicants to apply for full licensure as a tattooist, body piercer, or permanent cosmetic colorist. Obtaining full licensure would allow the license holder to participate in as many body art events in Alaska as they would like.

Applicants may be required to take and pass the Alaska written examination (covering health and safety topics). Licenses issued by this board are due for renewal August 31 of odd numbered years.

If you choose to apply for full licensure, we recommend submitting your application, supporting documentation, and fees right away. If you apply for and receive a courtesy license, you are limited to participating in special events or shows within one 30-day window per calendar year.

For applications, please select the “Applications and Forms” quick link located on the right hand side of the page or click here.

Hard Copy License Certificates Discontinued

The division has expanded our online services to allow licensees to download their own license certificates on demand. As a result, the division no longer mails hardcopy license certificates. The certificates will be located under the “initial application” and “renewal” events in the MY LICENSE account.

If you need guidance on how to set up or access your MY LICENSE account, you can access the MY LICENSE instructions here.

Applications & Forms

Individual Applications
Initial Individual Applications
Student and Apprentice Applications
Student Enrollment Forms
Barber and Hairdresser Student Forms
Non-Chemical Barber Student Forms
Esthetician Student Forms
Manicurist with Advanced Endorsement Student Forms
Student Instructor Forms
Tattooing, Permanent Cosmetic Coloring, and Body Piercing Applications
Initial Tattooing, Permanent Cosmetic Coloring, and Body Piercing Applications
Tattooing Apprentice Reporting Forms
Permanent Cosmetic Coloring Apprentice Reporting Forms
Body Piercing Apprentice Applications
State Approved Online Blood Borne Pathogen Courses Offered by the American Red Cross or an Equivalent Organization

The Board has approved these ten online blood-borne pathogen courses:

School and Shop Applications
School and Shop Owner Applications
License Renewal Applications

Miscellaneous Forms

Division forms may be found in the CBPL Quick links, located in the sidebar to the right.