2023-01-24 23:03:45

Stricter rules for tattoos and piercings in Wales

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By Matt Murray

BBC News

Wales is set to become the first UK nation to introduce mandatory licensing for tattoo artists, body piercers and cosmetic clinics.

The tougher controls aim to reduce infections and poor working practices by creating public register of license holders.

About 3,500 practitioners will need to be licensed and 1,868 business premises will require approval.

A 12-week consultation has been launched by the Welsh government.

The new rules are the final phase of changes introduced under the Public Health (Wales) Act 2017 to improve standards of infection prevention and control in the industry.

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The legislative work was due to brought in during 2020 but the scheme was delayed by Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ashley Davies has been running Stronghold Tattoo in Cardiff for eight years and has been working with the Welsh government on the new qualification.

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