Elgin St. Thomas Public Health Issues Warning About Home-Based Tattoo Business in St. Thomas


St. Thomas, Ontario, May 28th, 2013

The Health Unit received a complaint about a person tattooing and body piercing out of a home in St. Thomas near Hughes and Kains Streets.

This location is not inspected by the Health Unit and no information is available about what instruments were used and if they were cleaned. The person has been served an Order to stop tattooing and body piercing.

People who received tattoos or piercings from this person are at an increased risk of getting skin infections and other infections, such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV, and should be tested. Testing can be done at Elgin St. Thomas Public Health, 519.631.9900, option #3 or at their family doctor’s office.

For more information, please contact ESTPH at 519.631.9900

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St. Thomas, Ontario, May 28th, 2013 The Health Unit received a complaint about a person tattooing and body piercing out of a home in St. Thomas near Hughes and Kains Streets. This location is not inspected by the Health Unit and no information is available about what instruments were used and...
<span style="line-height: 1.714285714; font-size: 1rem;">St. Thomas, Ontario, May 28th, 2013</span> The Health Unit received a complaint about a person tattooing and body piercing out of a home in St. Thomas near Hughes and Kains Streets. This location is not inspected by the Health Unit and no information is available about what instruments were used and if they were cleaned. The person has been served an Order to stop tattooing and body piercing. People who received tattoos or piercings from this person are at an increased risk of getting skin infections and other infections, such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV, and should be tested. Testing can be done at Elgin St. Thomas Public Health, 519.631.9900, option #3 or at their family doctor's office. For more information, please contact ESTPH at 519.631.9900
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Elgin St. Thomas Public Health is one of 36 Public Health Units operating in the Province of Ontario. They are a non-profit agency funded jointly by the provincial governments and the City of St. Thomas and County of Elgin

They serve a population of approximately 90,000. We are located just south of London, in the southern part of Ontario. The area is a mix of urban and rural populations.

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sad that a warning has to be posted about something like this…….who on earth would go to a home based tattoo place anyway? good grief.

Public CommentUsersad that a warning has to be posted about something like this.......who on earth would go to a home based tattoo place anyway? good grief.

Is there known disease from this place????

Public CommentUserIs there known disease from this place????