Tattoo Hygiene Rating Scheme

The Tattoo Hygiene Rating Scheme (THRS) is a voluntary scheme aimed at improving standards of tattooists and allowing the public to choose a tattooist that meets high standards of hygiene.

Tattoo Hygiene Rating Scheme certificate

The scheme aims to:

  • inform the public about the hygiene standards in the premises at the time of the most recent inspection
  • drive up standards and adoption of best practice across the industry 
  • reduce the risk of incidents of infection and of transmission of infectious disease from tattooing procedures

Participation in the scheme is by application and studio owners and tattooists will need to follow the rules of the scheme.  Participating premises will be issued a rating following an inspection, that rating can be displayed on the premises in the form of a window sticker.

Premises will be rated into four categories: (see rating criteria)

1 - Needs Improvement
2 - Satisfactory
3 - Good
4 - Very Good

Apply to become a member of the scheme

pdf icon Tattoo Hygiene Rating Scheme Application Form [82kb]

Guidance and advice about the scheme.

Registered tattoo establishments

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