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Tattoo hygiene rating scheme

​​​​​Tattoo Hygiene Rating SchemeThe tattoo hygiene rating scheme has been launched across Greater Manchester and all registered tattoo studios are encouraged to join. The scheme is FREE and aims to drive up hygiene standards and the adoption of best practice across the country.

After an inspection, your studio will be awarded a rating of 1-4 which will apply for a minimum of 3 months. The ratings are:

  1. Improvement needed.
  2. Satisfactory.
  3. Good.
  4. Very good.
You'll receive a certificate to display your hygiene rating to your customers.

Join the tattoo hygiene rating scheme

Complete the application form and return it to us. We'll then arrange a suitable time to inspect your ​​premises. 

Join the tattoo hygiene rating schem​e (113kb pdf)

Request a re-rating

After 3 months from the date of the original inspection, you can apply for a re-rating. If you can evidence that you have achieved the required criteria for a higher rating. Please note that ratings can go down, depending on the findings at the time of the inspection.

​Request a hygiene re-rating (109kb pdf)



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Rochdale OL16 1XU