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.
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