Personal Services

Algoma Public Health

Personal Services

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A personal service setting may offer a wide variety of services including tattoos, body piercing, electrolysis, micro pigmentation, barbering, hair dressing, waxing, manicures, pedicures and facials. 

Many of the activities conducted at personal service settings can pose a significant health risk to clients, therefore proper infection control practices must be followed. Exposure to blood or body fluids can lead to several blood borne infections including hepatitis B, hepatitis C, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and other diseases.

Public Health Inspectors routinely inspect personal service settings in Algoma to ensure operators are using proper infection control practices.

If you want to get a tattoo or other personal service, make sure you go to an inspected facility. A quick check with the health unit beforehand can prevent you from getting a disease that may be with you for the rest of your life.


Operators of personal services must be in compliance with the Guidelines & Standards For Personal Services in Algoma.


Date of Creation: June 1, 2015

Last Modified: June 1, 2015