OAR 331-915-0085
Client Records and Information for Tattooing


A licensee is responsible for maintaining and keeping copies of all client records. If client records are maintained by the facility and not by the individual licensee, the facility owner must provide the licensee with copies of those client records upon request. The record must include the following for each client:


Name, address, telephone number and date of birth of client;


Date of each service and procedure location on the body;


Name and license number of the licensee providing service;


Special instructions or notations relating to the client’s medical or skin conditions including but not limited to diabetes, cold sores and fever blisters, psoriasis or eczema, pregnancy or breast-feeding/nursing;


Complete list of the client’s sensitivities to medicines or topical solutions;


History of the client’s bleeding disorders; and


Description of complications during procedure(s).


The licensee must obtain signature from the client that they have received and understand the following information and consent to the tattoo procedure which must be provided to the client verbally and in writing:


Explanation of procedure;


Risk(s) of the procedure;


Description of potential complications or side effects;


Adverse outcomes;


Restrictions; and


Aftercare instructions.


A licensee must obtain proof of age for all clients, a copy of a government issued photographic identification must be obtained and included in the client record;


A licensee may obtain advice from a physician regarding medical Information needed to safeguard client. Advice from the physician must be documented in the client record.


For the purpose of this rule, records must be maintained at facility premises for 90 days. Records older than 90 days must be made available to the Office upon request within seven days. Records must be kept for a minimum of three years and may be stored electronically.


Client records must be typed or printed in a legible format. Client records that are not readable by the Office will be treated as incomplete.

Source: Rule 331-915-0085 — Client Records and Information for Tattooing, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=331-915-0085.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 331-915-0085’s source at or​.us