The following print and digital resources are designed to help skin penetration practitioners and regulatory agencies protect public health, and meet your obligations under the:

Fact sheets

Our fact sheets provide information on hygiene standards, infection control practices, business design and operation requirements for the beauty, body art and skin penetration industry.

All fact sheets are also available in the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese Simplified
  • Korean
  • Vietnamese

Select a fact sheet from the following list to view the translated resources.

General industry requirements

Skin penetration activities


NSW Health has produced a series of videos to provide training and information relevant to the skin penetration industry.

NSW Health Infection Control DVDs [YouTube]


The Cleaning and sterilising reusable equipment and instruments poster can be displayed at your business to remind operators and staff about good personal and business hygiene and skin penetration practices.

Notification form

Use the Notification of Skin Penetration Procedure Premises form to notify your local council of the existence of premises where skin penetration is performed.

Chief Health Officer Advisory Note: Tattoo ink safety

In 2014 the Chief Health officer released a Tattoo Ink Safety Warning for tattoo premises (update 1).

Regulation of cosmetic procedures

In 2018 NSW Health undertook a review to determine whether the current regulation of cosmetic procedures is appropriate to ensure the safety of consumers.

Find out about the recommendations of the report and what to do if you're planning to have a cosmetic procedure.

Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Procedures

Current as at: Tuesday 20 December 2022
Contact page owner: Environmental Health