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 2017 4
Crow and butterfly Tattoo Hull Unit 3a
23 Arthur Street
30 January 2018 4

A comprehensive list of current tattoo hygiene ratings for all businesses participating in the scheme nationwide is displayed on the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) Cymru Wales website.

Access the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) Cymru Wales 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.