Annual General Meeting – 28 Nov 2016 – Karl Marx Library

The Annual General Meeting is coming up on 28 November 2016. 12 noon at the Karl Marx Library, 37A Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU.
It would be great to see as many members as possible this year.
Remember, this is your opportunity to meet the committee and air your views.
Invitations are being posted out to members so we hope to see you there!

Current Committee members are:
President: Rick Stevens,
Vice President: Marcus Henderson,
Secretary: Chris Bloomfield
Press Officer: Chic Child
Equalities officer & Social Media Monitor: Cilla North


The meeting was attended by two reps from the GMB Anna May political officer and Dan Shears head of health and safety. They very kindly bought us up too speed regarding changes in the law that will affect our industry. They were also helpful in directing us as to where we should be putting our resources to change legislation and laws affecting us.

Officer elections went as follows: Staying as president Rick Stevens, vice president Marcus Henderson, Chris Bloomfield takes over as secretary Chic Child press officer and Cilla North Equalities officer and social media monitor.

New Date for AGM

The TPIU annual general meeting will happen on Monday 7th September at 12 noon at the Marx Memorial Library in Farringdon, London (nr Farringdon tube and between Kings Cross and Liverpool Street mainline stations).

All members must have proof of current membership to attend. Please email if your require the agenda.

TPIU Annual General Meeting

The TPIU annual general meeting will happen on Monday 1st September at 12 noon at the Marx Memorial Library in Farringdon, London (nr Farringdon tube and between Kings Cross and Liverpool Street mainline stations).

As well as executive committee re-elections (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Press Officer and Secretary), there will be presentations on the work achieved by the TPIU in the last year, the Tattoo Hygiene Rating Scheme, media interest in us and the industry, and training courses events for members’ continuing professional development.

We hope to see you there – to reserve your place, please email

Legal support for members

The TPIU is part of the GMB, and they have just launched UnionLine, the UK’s first wholly trade union owned law firm. Union Line provides every legal and accident service you need, when you need it. TPIU members can call UnionLine on 0300 333 0303.

Agenda for Monday 12th May 2014

The agenda for Monday’s meeting will include:

  • Inoculations for practitioners
  • Primary Authority partnership implementation and funding
  • Welsh Assembly’s consultation on the Public Health White Paper
  • Potential EU regulations affecting the industry and how we can influence them
  • TPIU training events

Next TPIU meeting

The next TPIU meeting will be held at 12 noon on Monday 12th May 2014 at the usual venue of the Marx Memorial Library in Farringdon, London. On the agenda so far, we have:

    • Primary authority partnerships
    • TPIU training events
    • Plans for the summer AGM

At the summer AGM, we will be including the annual vote on committee members, so start thinking about being involved? Maybe you want to stand for election? Start thinking and get involved.

Cross Contamination Training Event

The TPIU is holding a training event on best practice for dealing with cross contamination and the managing its risks in the studio. Attendance on the course is recommended for apprentices and anyone wanting to refresh their skills in line with the new tattoo and piercing toolkit. The course will be facilitated by former TPIU president Marcus Henderson and current TPIU vice-president Cilla North.

The training takes place at the village meeting hall in Teynham, Kent (a short train ride from Charing Cross and London Bridge train stations) on Wednesday 26 February 2014.

Morning – 1000-1300hrs

Afternoon – 1400-1700hrs

For TPIU members, the course costs £25 – which can be claimed back on your income tax as this counts as part of your continuous professional development. To reserve your place, please email stating your name, studio you work for, a preference for either the morning or afternoon session.

The next TPIU meeting

The next TPIU meeting is on Monday 2nd December at the Marx Memorial Library in Farringdon, London at 12 noon. On the agenda are:

  • Working with EHOs on the best practice guidance
  • The situation in France re. banning coloured tattoo inks
  • Working with an internet documentary maker on a short film

If you’d like to attend, please contact us via FB or Twitter to reserve your place.