The TPIU wants your opinion on the Tattoo Hygiene Rating Scheme.
This was developed by the Welsh Chartered Institute for Environmental Health and is being implemented by councils across the UK. This system will give partaking tattoo studios a rating of one to four stars on hygiene, as long as certain criteria are met.
The executive committee are fundamentally in favour of the TPIU officially supporting this scheme, but want members to vote on it.
YES to support it or NO to not support it.
On Monday the “3rd of April Mark Henderson and Ric Stevens of the T.P.I attended the most recent meeting of the Tattoo and Body Piercing, Skin Piercing Activities Steering Group. They met with members of The Health Protection Agency, (H.P.A) and The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, (C.I.E.H).
The Code of Practice developed by the T.P.I is currently being expanded, this entails all the information it contains being scrutinised with full academic rigour. The final document will be fully referenced and badged by the TPI, HPA, HSL and the CIEH.
The launch date should be September this year.