Before you Ink, Think DVD

A 20 minute DVD made by Cardiff City Council designed to be used when talking to young people about what they should consider before having a tattoo.
Considers requirement for tattooist to be registered with the local authority and to operate hygienically, age restrictions, nature and permanence of tattoos, 'job stoppers' and issues around tattoo removal.
Can also be used as a training tool by tattooists.

Available from CIEH Wales - Cost £8.00 ( includes P&P)
Call 01633 865533 to order or email

Studio Ink Log

Ink Log.docx

Tattoo and Piercing Industry Union

The Tattoo and Piercing Industry Union is a professional body representing tattoo workers.
+ provides a professional voice for TPI members when engaging with government and other professional bodies
+ educates and informs TPIU members , keeping them up to date with the latest development in the industry,
+ works to raise standards across the industry,
+ develops a network of TPI professionals who can share their experience and expertise.

The Tattoo and Body Piercing Guidance Toolkit

The Tattoo and Body Piercing Guidance toolkit was developed in 2013 by a multi agency steering group comprising the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, The Health and Safety Laboratory, Public Health England( formerly the Health Protection Agency) the TPIU (Tattoo and Piercing Industry Union) and practitioners with experience in the field.
It offers comprehensive guidance on the safe and hygienic practice of tattooing and body piercing.