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As part of the NSW Government’s economic stimulus package, licence fees have been waived on new applications and renewals lodged between 20 April 2020 and 19 April 2021.


A tattooist licence allows you to do body art tattooing for a fee or reward in NSW.

You must submit a renewal application before your licence expires. You can do this by email, mail or at a service centre.


  • People with a current tattooist licence. You must submit your renewal application before your current licence expires.
  • If your licence has already expired you’ll need to reapply.

What you need

  • your personal information
  • your contact details
  • signed renewal form
  • payment details for the fee.

How to renew

  1. NSW Fair Trading will email or post you a renewal form around 60 days before your licence expires.
  2. Complete and sign the form.
  3. Submit your application with payment either in person at a service centre, or by mail or email, to the details on the form.

More information

  • If you haven’t received a renewal application around 60 days before your licence expires, call NSW Fair Trading on 13 32 20.
  • If your application is approved, you’ll keep your existing licence number.

Payment methods

You can review transaction payment options on our payment methods page.