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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 41. Board For Barbers And Cosmetology
Chapter 60. Body-Piercing Regulations

18VAC41-60-170. Body-piercing hours of instruction and performances.

A. Curriculum requirements specified in 18VAC41-60-160 shall be taught over a minimum of 1,500 hours as follows:

1. 350 hours shall be devoted to theory pertaining to subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 of 18VAC41-60-160;

2. 150 hours shall be devoted to theory pertaining to subdivision 3 of 18VAC41-60-160; and

3. The remaining 1,000 hours shall be devoted to practical training and the following performances pertaining to subdivision 7 of 18VAC41-60-160:

Body-Piercing Performances

ear lobe

minimum of 5

helix - ear

minimum of 5

concha - ear

minimum of 5

tragus - ear

minimum of 5


minimum of 5


minimum of 5


minimum of 5


minimum of 5


minimum of 5


minimum of 5

additional piercings of choice

minimum of 50



B. An approved body-piercing apprenticeship program may conduct an assessment of an apprentice's competence in the theory and practical requirements for body piercing and, based on the assessment, give a maximum of 500 hours of credit towards the requirements in subdivisions A 1 and A 3 of this section. No credit shall be allowed for the 150 hours required in subdivision A 2 of this section.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 12, eff. April 1, 2007.

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