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Tattoo courses - requirements


From: Ministry for Health
(Healthcare Standards Directorate)
​Published on: ​14 November 2017
Running till: ​14 December 2017
​Last Updated: ​15 December 2017
1.        Background
Tattooing has become an increasingly popular practice thus it is pertinent to ensure safe practices for the tattooing industry in Malta.  The aim of this document is for tattoo artists to earn a Tattooing certificate based on the completion of a structured training program which measures the ability to understand and follow established health and safety guidelines.  This program is also intended to safe guard the practicing tattooist and ensures client safety.
The scope of regulating Tattoo Courses is to ensure that all courses contain the basic necessary knowledge and skills needed to ensure a safe procedure in tattooing and in infection control of blood-borne pathogens.
2.        Documents
3.        Submission of input
The general public was cordially requested to submit any suggestions/recommendations on the proposed course requirements through the following channels:
By Post:  Health Care Standards Directorate, St. Luke's Hospital, OPD (Level 1), St. Luke's Square, Pieta' - Malta  PTA 1010
Submissions were received by the 14th December, 2017.
We thank you for your input.
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