Skin Penetration Guidelines - South Australia


The Guidelines on the Safe and Hygienic Practice of Skin Penetration outline the requirements for operators of premises where the practice of skin penetration procedures occurs, such as:

  • acupuncture
  • tattooing
  • micropigmentation
  • body piercing
  • waxing
  • electrolysis
  • other hair removal/beauty therapies undertaken.

It is essential that proprietors and staff be fully aware of the potential dangers of their procedures and understand the precautions that need to be taken to minimise the likelihood of infection or spread of disease.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Act(s) name

Public and Environmental Health Act 1987 South Australia

Administering agency

SA Health

Contact details

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SA Health

Operating address: Level 1, 11 Hindmarsh Square
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: PO Box 6
Rundle Mall
Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: 0882266000
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