Personal Service Settings

Public Health Inspectors inspect facilities offering personal services where there is a risk of exposure to blood and body fluids for clients and staff.​ These facilities are called Personal Service Settings (PSSs).

Types of services include:

  • Hairdressing and barbering
  • Tattoo
  • Body and ear piercing
  • Nail services
  • Microblading and micropigmentation
  • Waxing and laser hair removal
  • Facials and other facial treatments (e.g.. Dermaroller)

Public Health Inspectors inspect these businesses​ by:

  • Making sure that they comply with Ontario Regulation 136/18
  • Making sure they follow infection prevention and control best practices
  • Educating spa owners and workers on infection prevention and control
  • Responding to consumer complaints

Inspection Reports

The Brant County Health Unit’s Inspection Reports provides you with quick and easy access to the results of the inspections of personal service settings.

If you plan to open or renovate a personal service setting, please view our Guide to Opening a Personal Service Settings

Our Public Health Inspectors inspect tattoo studios in Brantford and Brant County and promote safe tattooing to help you stay healthy.

The Health Unit’s Inspection Reports provides quick and easy access to the results of tattoo studio inspections.

If getting a tattoo, be safe. Ask the artist:

  • Do you use only new sterilized needles?

  • Do you use new disposable ink caps and razors for each client?

  • Do you clean and disinfect all equipment and surfaces?

  • Do you wash your hands and wear single-use disposable gloves?

  • Do you cover new tattoos with a protective bandage?

  • Do you give written after-care instructions?

See a doctor if your tattoo becomes hot, red, and painful.

Tattoo studios are now required to comply with Ontario Regulation 136/18 and follow the Guide to Infection Prevention and Control in Personal Service Settings, 3rd Edition.

Tattoo studios located in the City of Brantford must be licensed by the City’s licensing department. Contact the city at 519-759-4150 or visit 100 Wellington Square, Brantford to obtain your license.

If you have any questions, please call us at 519-753-4937 ext. 470.