Province to bring in regulations for tattoo parlours

Rules could be in place within a year 
Regulations are in the works for Nova Scotia’s body art industry.

Services such tattooing, piercing or scarification will fall under the Body Art Act, which Health Minister Maureen MacDonald introduced in the legislature Wednesday afternoon.

There’s an increased risk for infectious diseases and blood-borne pathogens to be transmitted when the skin is intentionally broken for various types of body art, MacDonald told reporters Wednesday afternoon.

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