Register or deregister your tattooing establishment

From July 1st of 2018 Danish legislation requires tattooing establishments in Denmark to register at the Danish Safety Technology Authority. The rules also mean that tattoo artists working in the establishment have to be registered as well.

Tattooing establishments in Denmark must register

If you are the owner of one or more tattooing establishments in Denmark, you must register each establishment to the Danish National Registry of Tattooing Establishments. When registered, you are required to keep your information in the register updated at all times. Should you wish to close the establishment, you will need to deregister the establishment from the Danish national registry of tattooing establishments.

You also have to register all the tattooists working in the establishment, including yourself if you work as a tattoo artist. Do also remember to change the registration if new tattooists are hired or if tattooists quit.

New tattooing establishments

Tattooing establishments that are established July 1st 2018 or later have to register at the Danish Safety Technology Authority before starting tattooing activities. 

You can use the registration form here to register in the supervisory scheme.
You will be charged an annual fee - DKK 5,776 - for registration and supervision from the Danish Safety Technology Authority.

Existing tattooing establishments

Tattooing establishments established prior to July 1st 2018 can choose between two registration schemes until December 31st 2019.

Supervisory Scheme

The full and current Supervisory Scheme comprises inspection visits by the Danish Safety Technology Authority.

The annual fee is DKK 5,776 for registration in the supervisory scheme. It covers the costs for registration and supervision from the Danish Safety Technology Authority.

See information about registration below.

Changes and deregistration

If you have changes concerning your tattooing establishment or if you want to deregister you must fill in a specific form.

Payment

Temporary tattooing establishments

If a place is only used for tattooing in a limited time you must register as a temporary tattooing establishment. You also have to register the tattooists working in the temporary tattooing establishment.

You must fill in a form with name and contact information for all the tattooists.