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News release: October 20, 2022

Ensuring your tattoo experience is safe and sound

Brampton, ON - (October 20, 2022) – Thinking of getting some ink? Peel Public Health wants residents to stay safe by only getting tattoos from reputable businesses that have been inspected by Public Health. Body art modifications, like tattooing, can place individuals at risk for skin and blood-borne infections including Hepatitis B, C and HIV.

The Region of Peel inspects tattoo studios to make sure they are taking the right steps to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Residents should also know that there are steps they can take to reduce the risk of infection when getting a tattoo.

Steps to Reduce the Risk:

Anyone who has received a tattoo at an uninspected premises is encouraged to speak with their health care provider about testing for blood-borne infections and to report the premises to Public Health. Residents are also encouraged to contact Public Health if they have concerns about infection control practices at inspected premises.

Peel Public Health can be contacted at 905-799-7700 or by email at environmental@peelregion.ca. For a directory of other Ontario public health units visit: https://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/common/system/services/phu/locations.aspx.

Are you a tattoo artist looking for guidance on operating a studio in Peel? Peel Public Health is here to help. Contact us at the phone number or email address above and ask to speak with a public health inspector.

Media contact

Ashleigh Hawkins
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.