The Tattoo Hygiene Rating Scheme (THRS) is voluntary. It aims to help tattooists and semi-permanent makeup artists improve the hygiene in their practices.
Every tattooist still needs to be registered.
The scheme was launched in Kent on 1 June 2015. Research shows that over 90% of customers looking to get a tattoo would be influenced by a rating scheme.
Tattooists said they feel the scheme would give good practices the recognition they deserve and get rid of unsafe or unlicensed tattooists.
If you'd like to join, download and complete our downloadable application form.
The Scheme aims to:
You can become part of the scheme by filling in our application form.
Tattooists and semi-permanent make up artists will be assessed using a set inspection scheme.
Premises will be rated from one to four:
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