Beauty, Tattoos, Piercing and Hairdressing

Beauty, Tattoos, Piercing and Hairdressing

Premises where hairdressing and skin penetration procedures are carried out are regularly inspected by council's Environmental Health Officers.
Procedures performed at these premises include:

  • hairdressing
  • tattooing
  • body piercing (including ear piercing)
  • beauty therapy (eg. cutting of cuticles and skin wicks, removal of dead skin and black head extraction)
  • acupuncturists (not registered with the Chinese Medicines Board)
  • manicure (including acrylic and gel nails)
  • pedicure
  • colonic lavage
  • any other activity which includes skin penetration.

Premises are checked for compliance with public health legislation and associated codes and guidelines that deal with issues such as cleanliness, defective construction, sterilisation of equipment and usage practices and personal hygiene of staff.

Tattoo Parlours are licensed with NSW Fair Trading, for more information on licensing requirements visit the NSW Fair Trading website. If you are concerned about unlicensed/unlawful Tattoo Parlours in the area, contact NSW Fair Trading on 13 32 20.

Useful Videos:

Cleaning a foot spa

Correct use of a steriliser

Useful Links:

NSW Health Skin Penetration Industries

NSW Fair Trading Tattoo Parlour Licensing Laws