Body Art Practitioners

Body Art Practitioners: Overview and Contact Information

The Board of Body Art Practitioners is responsible for promoting a safe and healthy environment for body artists and customers. The board sets professional, training, safety, and sanitation standards to ensure the public receives quality services.

The board licenses and regulates the following license types: Tattoo Artists, Permanent Makeup Practitioners, Body Piercers, Scarification Professionals, Apprentice Sponsors, Apprentices, Guest Artists, Establishments, and Special Events.

The board also investigates complaints from members of the public and takes appropriate disciplinary action if the required standards were determined to have been violated.

Phone: 505-476-4622


Fax: 505-476-4645

Mailing address:
Board of Body Art Practitioners
P.O. Box 25101
Santa Fe, NM 87504

Physical address:
Board of Body Art Practitioners
2550 Cerrillos Road, 2nd Floor
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(Do NOT send mail to the physical address.)

Help Desk:


Staff Directory:

Emma Quintana, Board Administrator

Jacqueline Cordova, Senior Professional Licensing & Support Specialist

Michael Griego, Professional Licensing & Support Specialist

Marimel Rodrigues, Professional Licensing & Support Specialist


Click here to file a complaint.

Purchase a List of Licensed Individuals

Inspection of Public Records (IPRA) Form 

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