At Pierced Edge, we continually stress following proper health and safety measures when dealing with piercings. That is what we were founded on after all. Organizations like the APP also stress this. But outside the piercing community, there isn’t a whole lot of attention put onto it. However, that is gradually changing.
Now, this isn’t anything crazy like new laws or regulations being put in place. And really, it is just confirming what we have been saying all along. Even more so, confirming what the APP is all about.
So, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health has published a Tattoo and Piercing Guidance. It isn’t meant strictly for the Piercing industry as you can tell by the title. It is primarily focused on those in the UK but still has some good information that those in other countries can use. It also includes information on the laws and licensing requirements which is solely focused on those in the UK.
The Tattoo and Piercing Guidance was created by Graham Jukes, Chief Executive of the CIEH, Dr Paul Cosford, Director for Health Protection at Public Health England, Alan Beswick from the Health and Safety Laboratory and Marcus Henderson, President of the Tattoo and Piercing Industry Union.
Want to check out the document/toolkit? Go to http://www.cieh.org/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=47704