If you’re choosing to have a tattoo or body piercing it’s important to choose a professional who can prove that they run a safe and clean business. Professionals who don’t could be putting you at risk.

There are a number of health risks associated with tattooing and piercing including skin infections and transmission of blood-borne viruses such as Hepatitis C and HIV.

After care guidance

The after care following a procedure is important to promote good healing and prevent the risk of infection.

Further guidance is available from tattooing and body piercing guidance - toolkit.