Vendors offering tattooing, piercing, manicures, pedicures and / or permanent make-up at special events must be in full compliance with the following requirements.
Failure to comply may result in Niagara Region Public Health’s refusal of the vendor to operate at the event and / or possible enforcement action(s).
You must provide the following items based on the service being provided.
|Critical||Any item used for an invasive procedure (intended to penetrate the skin).||Thorough cleaning followed by sterilization is required. Needles must be single use, pre-packaged, and pre-sterilized.|
|Semi-critical||Items that may accidentally penetrate skin body surfaces and/or come into contact with blood or body fluid.||Thorough cleaning followed by high or intermediate level disinfection is required. Some examples include: tweezers, ear piercing gun (with disposable cartridge), and manicuring instruments.|
|Non-critical||Items that come in contact but do not penetrate intact skin or those that do not ordinarily touch the skin. These items do not contact blood or body fluids.||Thorough cleaning followed by low level disinfection is required. Examples include: chairs / work tables.|
If cleaning and disinfecting is to be done on-site at the event:
This application must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event.
You will receive a link to apply to an event from your event coordinator.