Tattoo hygiene rating scheme

If you are a tattooing business in Hull you can join our tattoo hygiene rating scheme (THRS). This scheme is free and is designed to improve hygiene and safety standards of tattooing. Your customers will be able to make an informed choice about where to get a tattoo based on the results of your most recent assessment.

The scheme aims to -

  • drive up standards and adoption of best practice across the industry
  • reduce the risk of incidents of infection and transmission of infectious disease from tattooing procedure
  • promote the use of reputable tattooists

Rated tattoo businesses in Hull

Name Address Date of Inspection Rating
Cruithni Custom Tattoo Studio 1 Grammar School Yard
Fish Street
15 August 2016 4
Crow and Butterfly

210 Hessle Road, Hull                   


2 March 2020 4

Current Tattoo Hygiene Ratings for all businesses participating in the scheme nationwide are displayed on the national Tattoo Hygiene Rating Scheme website.
Access national Tattoo Hygiene Rating Scheme website

Apply to become a member

You can apply to become a member of the scheme using our online form -

What happens next?

Once we receive your application, we contact you to arrange a convenient time to visit and advise of any improvements necessary.

Assessment of tattooing business

Your assessment will be carried out on a later date and you will be issued with your rating. 

During an assessment we check that the businesses hygiene standards are meeting legal requirements and good practice such as -

  • cleanliness of premises, fittings and equipment
  • personal hygiene and working practices of tattooists
  • training and professional development of tattooists
  • record keeping

You will be issued with your rating and will receive a certificate and window sticker that you can display. The ratings are -

  1. Needs improvement
  2. Satisfactory
  3. Good
  4. Very good

Appeal a decision or request a reassessment

If you disagree with the rating awarded to your business, you can appeal it if your assessment took place within the last 28 days.

If your last assessment was more than 3 months ago you will need to request a reassessment.