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Thailand’s Health Ministry Issues New Rules for Tattoo Artists

Tattoo artists must also have a medical certificate and an annual physical checkup. Above all confirming they are in good health and do not carry hepatitis B or C, or tuberculosis.

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The Public Health Ministry has issued new regulation health regulations for tattoo artists requiring an annual health certificate. The artists are also to know the proper use and disposal of their tools and waste.

The announcement was published in the Royal Gazette this week. It was signed by Deputy Public Health Minister Sathit Pitutecha and will take effect in 90 days.

The regulation are aimed at ensuring clients’ health is not harmed. Above all for infection or allergic reactions to coloring’s and chemicals used by tattoo artists.

Tattoo’s are required to be healthy and free of respiratory and skin diseases.

Tattoo artists must also have a medical certificate and an annual physical checkup. Above all confirming they are in good health and do not carry hepatitis B or C, or tuberculosis.

They are also required to know about infection prevention and the proper disposal of waste from their business.

The announcement also covers piercing services, but spares tattooing and piercing for religious beliefs.

What’s the cost of tattoos in Thailand?

The cost of a tattoo is determined by a few factors, right? Size, detail and the quality of the artist, for example.

But what you really want to know is if Thailand is cheaper than your home country, right? The answer is yes if I assume you’re a North American, European. Koala or Kiwi.

Tattoos in Thailand are cheaper than their western counterparts when you compare quality to quality.

A top-tier Thai shop, like mine, is probably more expensive than a bottom-tier shop in the United States and maybe even more expensive than a mid-tier.

Learn more about getting a tattoo in Thailand – click here

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