Sunday, April 18, 2021

Potential Communicable Disease Risk Associated with Unlicensed Tattoo Services in Owen Sound

A potential infection control risk has been identified in Owen Sound, in unlicensed tattoo services in Owen Sound.

The public is advised, there are only three inspected tattoo premises in the city of Owen Sound. These premises are inspected.

  • Dutch Ink – 953 2nd avenue East St E
  • Tattoos by Zap- 1081 3rd Avenue East
  • Browtime – 323 West St

If you have been tattooed by another premise in the town of Owen Sound or have received tattoo services in your home or the home of any individual, the Health Unit would like to hear from you.

Anyone who received tattoo services at any non-inspected facility in Owen Sound or surrounding area are strongly urged to contact Public Health about the possible need to have testing for infectious disease.

Summary inspection results are available at Check It. 

Check It is designed to provide the public with information regarding inspections of certain public establishments in Grey Bruce, which may assist you in being a well-informed consumer. These inspection results describe what the Public Health Inspector observed at the date of the inspection. It is not intended to guarantee the condition of the PSS and should not be relied upon for that purpose

Tattoos and Piercings: Risks, Precautions, Aftercare & More (

Public inquiries regarding this matter can be directed to the Grey Bruce Health Unit at 519-376-9420/1-800-263-3456 ext.6 or

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