If proper control measures at studios are inadequate, there are health risks to having your skin pierced which can lead to cases of infection or other health problems. We inspect all registered businesses and operators undertaking:

  • tattooing
  • body piercing
  • ear piercing
  • semi-permanent skin colouring
  • electrolysis
  • acupuncture

We have teamed up with Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board to launch a campaign aimed at young people and their carers highlighting the dangers associated with illegal tattooing businesses, and we have produced an educational resource pack which can also be used as a teaching resource in schools.