A non-profit group dedicated to promoting excellence in the Tattoo Arts.
Welcome to ontariotattoo.com the website for the OTA - The Ontario Tattoo Association
Latest Health Department Regulations: Phase in period may start July 1, 2013, links to toronto.ca city website.
The Ontario Tattoo Association was formed by tattoo art and industry professionals and collectors, to openly share information and to enhance communication between professionals, collectors and government regarding recommendations or legislation. We feel passionate about tattooing being held to a high industry standard, while addressing proposed government regulations for Personal Service Settings.
 
-Mission statement-
To promote good clean tattooing. To work with and educate the public and the government of what is being done by industry professionals and organizations to address concerns of infection control and to advance the quality of all aspects of tattoo artistry.
 
IMPORTANT INFO RE: TPH MEETING. Infection control info - http://www.toronto.ca/health/cdc/infection_control/index.htm
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IMPORTANT PLEASE READ FIRST-EXPLANATION OF TERMS AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES: TPH (Toronto Public Health) is composed of medical professionals, civilian employees and consultants under the supervision of the MOH (Medical Officer of Health. TPH reports to the BOH (Board of Health) a group comprised of 6 elected city councillors, 6 appointed civilians and one school trustee. Provincial law states that "Routine inspections are required for all personal services settings at least once a year by the Medical Officer of Health for each health unit or their designate." TPH and BOH receive funding and direction from the Provincial Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Most of our directives/recommendations for infection control procedure are established at a provincial level and interpreted/implemented by TPH.
 
Toronto Public Health is working on a follow up report regarding Personal Services Settings (PSS) that is expected to go to the Board of Health in early 2012 (January or February). You can check the agendas, decisions and minutes for Board of Health meetings online here:http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/decisionBodyProfile.do?function=doPrepare&decisionBodyId=321
 
At this time, meetings and email updates are invitation only, however if you feel you should be included and have something to contribute, please let us know. Feel free to contact us at any time with any RELEVANT questions, concerns or information.
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