The DC Coalition of Professional Body Artists is an organization formed in September 2013 by the majority of the members of the body art community in Washington, DC.
The Coalition is a direct, unified response to overreaching proposed regulations put forth by the DC Council and Heath Department officials.
The Coalition strongly supports comprehensive, effective, and fair body art regulations and licensing in Washington, DC. We are asking the DC Health Department to allow our input and expertise in crafting body art regulations but have thus far been ignored by government officials. The Coalition objects to the currently proposed regulations due to their unattainable requirements and discriminatory provisions that single out the professional body art industry, and its incomprehensible, contradictory content.
To learn more about the fight for comprehensive body art regulations, please visit the Media section of our site.
Our Mission: To advocate for the creation of comprehensive, effective, and fair body art regulations and knowledgeable implementation of body art licensing in Washington, DC.