Higher standards in tattoo hygiene
A new scheme that aims to keep residents safer and better protected when getting a tattoo is being launched by the council.
The Tattoo Hygiene Rating Scheme (THRS) has been introduced to help people find a registered tattooist that meets high standards of hygiene and professionalism.
It’s a voluntary scheme and tattooists in Derbyshire who sign up will be expected to meet strict standards, including -
• High standards of cleanliness of premises and equipment
• Customer age checks
• Sterilised equipment to avoid transmission of infections
The potential health risks of tattooing include infections and the transmission of blood-borne viruses such as Hepatitis B and C. For more, visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/tattoohygiene