10 Dec

Safer Together: Conference for Tattoo Artists and Body Piercers

Early Bird rate: £30
After 1 November: £80

Radisson Blu Hotel, Meridian Gate, Bute Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 2FL

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The Public Health (Wales) Act 2017 will introduce a new mandatory licensing scheme to protect people from the risks of infection resulting from special procedures, including body piercing and tattooing.

This conference will provide tattoo artists and body piercers with the information needed to comply with the new requirements before they come into force. It is your opportunity to discuss issues with professionals and have a ‘voice’ in the development of guidance and infection control training, as well as update your knowledge and network.

  • Mr Jon Pleat, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, North Bristol NHS Trust
    Jon is a plastic surgeon at North Bristol NHS Trust and an Honorary Consultant at University Hospitals NHS Trust. His interests include skin cancer, wound healing and scarring. He is a trustee and scientific adviser to SCaRF, the skin cancer charity. and Restore, the scar charity. He is lead for The Scar Team, the UK's first independent scar multidisciplinary team, and within this group first encouraged screening by non-healthcare professionals for skin cancer in 2013.  In 2016, he established the initiative in Bristol to teach tattoo artists about simple screening techniques for skin cancer.
  • Dr Natalie Stone, Dermatology Consultant, Aneurin Bevan University
    Dr Natalie Stone is a Dermatology Consultant at Aneurin Bevin University Healthboard (ABUHB), Gwent. She trained on the Oxford Dermatology rotation and has been working in Wales as a consultant for the past 17 years. Her special interests include Cutaneous Allergy, Occupational dermatology and Vulval skin disease. She is currently Clinical Director of ABUHB Dermatology department and secretary to the British Society of Cutaneous Allergy.
  • Dr. Matt Lodder, Senior Lecturer in Art History and Theory, Director of American Studies, University of Essex
    Dr Matt Lodder is a Senior Lecturer in contemporary art and Director of American Studies at the University of Essex. He teaches European, American and Japanese art, architecture, visual culture and theory from the late 19th century to the present, including modern and contemporary art post-1945, digital and "new media" art, and the intersections between art & politics. He has contributed articles to the Royal Academy Magazine, History Today, The Guardian and others, and appeared on broadcast media across the globe. His first monograph, on the history of Western tattooing, is currently in production. His latest major exhibition, 'British Tattoo Art Revealed', began at the National Maritime Museum Falmouth in March 2017 and is currently on tour nationwide through 2020.
  • Dee Matthews: Tattooing Tools & Machines Past, Present and Future
    Dee like many tattooists has had a previous career, she retired from flying 747’s in 1998 to return to her first love tattooing. She has travelled the world seeing tattooing in its various formats and fashions. From old school to Japanese tebori to Tatu in the islands to Inuit stitch tattooing. She has tattooed at bikers rally’s, international conventions, walk in street shops and now in a private studio on a beach in Borth specialising in large custom pieces and detailed custom work.
  • John Treharne: The Life and Experiences of a Tattoo Artist
  • Dr. Sarah Jones, Health Protection Policy and Legislation Branch, Welsh Government
    Sarah has worked in Environmental Health for over 30 years. She started her career as a district EHO  in  South Wales. Upon completion of her Masters in Public Health she took a lecturing role at Cardiff Metropolitan University. She then moved into the private sector and after completing her PhD, she returned to local government and now works for Shared Regulatory Services as a Team Manager in Communicable Disease and Health and Safety. She is currently on secondment to Welsh Government to support the implementation of Part 4 and 5 of the Public Health (Wales) Act 2017.
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