Potential tattoo infection risk identified in Owen Sound

A potential infection control risk has been identified in Owen Sound.

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

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

Public health would like to hear from anyone who has been tattooed by another premise in the city of Owen Sound or has received tattoo services in-home or the home of any individual.

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

Public inquiries regarding this matter can be directed to the Grey Bruce Health Unit at 519-376-9420/1-800-263-3456 ext.3006 or publichealth@publichealthgreybruce.on.ca.