Getting a tattoo comes with health risks, just like any procedure that breaks the skin. Take a few extra minutes to ask questions and look around before you get inked. It could be the difference between clean art and hepatitis, HIV, and other serious infections that could change your life. Whenever you’re thinking of ink, use this as your go-to-guide:
Tattoo studios must always:
Make sure tattoo artists:
Tattoo operations/facilities should never:
If you have concerns or questions about a tattoo operation, would like to make a complaint, or confirm an operation has been inspected and approved by AHS, contact
AHS Environmental Public Health.
Current as of: December 2, 2016
Author: Environmental Public Health, Alberta Health Services
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