Tattooing and body piercing guidance: Toolkit

Published: July 2013

ISBN: 978-1-906989-72-9

Topic(s): Health and Safety

Type(s): Guidance


This toolkit is designed to provide expert advice on safe and hygienic tattooing and body piercing practices.

It has been written as a key point of reference for use nationally by tattoo and body piercing practitioners who work in regulated premises, local authority officers in their regulatory role and health protection staff who are asked to provide expert advice.

The guidance is supported by extensive documentary evidence of scientific knowledge, reported research and published literature encompassing expert advice and the opinions and experience of practitioners of what works at a practical level.

The toolkit was produced by a multi-agency steering comprising representatives from the CIEH, the Health and Safety Laboratory, Public Health England (formerly Health Protection Agency), the Tattoo and Piercing Industry Union and also individuals with practical experience of working in this area.

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