Getting a Tattoo, Piercing, or Body Modification

Tattoos, piercing or any modification to your body means there will be a break in your skin. Even a small opening, can allow for bacteria and viruses to enter your body. Take time to observe staff practices to ensure they are using clean tools and have clean hands.  Look for places that are inspected by Public Health Inspectors as they are routinely checked to protect your health. All inspections results are posted online for everyone to see. You can help prevent the spread of serious infections by letting us know if you have a concern about issues of cleanliness and hygiene. For more information on health inspections see ottawapublichealth.ca

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