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.


Before receiving a personal service view our Online Inspection Report Database


If you have a complaint of a personal service, please fill out our Facility Complaint Form.


Date of Creation: June 1, 2015

Last Modified: Nov 20, 2018