Regulation and Health and Safety
The convention falls under the jurisdiction of Liverpool City Council Environmental Heath.
You will need to present your original EHO registration document at the event.
By registering to tattoo at the event you are agreeing to follow the ‘Conditions of Tattooing’ laid down by Liverpool City Council. A copy of the ‘Conditions of Tattooing’ are outlined below:
‘Liverpool Tattoo Convention’ Consent Forms MUST be used during the event; you will be issued with copies upon registration. Please familiarise yourself with the consent form and if you have any queries relating to it please ask.
YOU MUST HAND IN COPIES OF CONSENT FORMS FOR EVENT RECORDS AND YOU MUST KEEP COPIES FOR YOUR OWN RECORDS.
Verbal and Written ‘English’ aftercare advice must be given to all clients, A sample aftercare will be supplied upon registration.
All electrical equipment used at the event must be P.A.T tested, you must make your own arrangements to have your equipment certified. Any items not containing a valid and in date P.A.T test sticker will not be allowed to be used.
CONDITIONS OF ATTENDANCE TO CARRY OUT TATTOOING, AT THE CONVENTION AT : LIVERPOOL TATTOO CONVENTION AT THE ADELPHI HOTEL.
Failure to comply with these conditions could result in your exclusion from working at the show and possible action being taken against you or your company.
CONDITIONS OF TATTOOING
- A copy of each tattooist’s registration certificate must be sent to the organiser, and the original must be available for inspection at the event.
- Each operating tattooist must have a copy of their passport or driving license available at the convention as proof of identity.
- A consent form must be completed, by the client,The consent forms should be retained by you and you must give the organiser will also copies of the forms.
- Hand washing facilities will be provided in the sanitary accommodation of the venue.
Prior to and immediately after tattooing a client and at all other appropriate times e.g. after visiting the toilet or removing gloves, hands and arms must be washed with anti-bacterial wash and hot water and dried thoroughly with disposable paper towels.
- Any small cuts or abrasions on the operator’s hands must be covered with a waterproof dressing.
- The tattoo site and all areas you will be handling must be disinfected using alcohol wipes, provided by yourself, prior to commencement.
- Equipment should be set up in front of the client and must include the following: Single use pigment trays and caps.
- Single use pigment
- Single use needles
- Single use of ointment and spatula
- Single use tissue
- Disposable gloves
The needles should be removed from the sealed bag in front of the client and placed in a suitable Sharps container conforming to British Standard 7320/UN.3291 provided by you, immediately following use by the operator.
- Awareness of contamination is required.
- Check gloves periodically for pin holes.
• Do not touch eyes, nose, mouth or hair with gloved hands
• No smoking with gloves on
- Place all required pigments into pigment caps prior to commencement to eliminate the touching of pigment bottles during tattooing.
• Blot excess blood and body fluids from the tattoo
• Apply a thick layer of ointment to the tattoo and dispose of the spatula
• Apply a sterile dressing to the wound and secure with micropore tape or other suitable means.
- Provide verbal and written aftercare advice to each client and obtain their signature to confirm receipt of the advice.
- All clinical waste, excluding Sharps, must be placed in yellow clinical waste bags, Sharps must be placed in the sharps bins provided. Waste water must be placed in the white buckets provided. Regular collections of Clinical Waste and Waste Water will take place during the event.
- All surfaces which may have become contaminated must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between clients, using hot soapy water followed by a proprietary disinfectant.
- Each operator must wear the following protective clothing.
- Single use, disposable gloves
- Disposable aprons/lap cloths as appropriate