Council for Piercing and Tattoo Professionals

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Dedicated to Health, safety and hygiene in Tattoo and Piercing Studios!

We wish to introduce the Council established for the Tattoo and Piercing industry. We have been appointed to assist the industry in setting and maintaining standards acceptable to the industry and its clients. We aim together with you to improve the health standards and image of all Tattoo and Piercing studios in South Africa. The Council for Piercing and Tattoo Professionals (CPTP) is a national association and will as such support all provinces. The main principles of the CPTP as an industry benchmark is to assist Members in the streamlining of procedures in technical tattooing and the preservation and adherence to relative Health Department skin penetration guidelines in South Africa. All studios should strive to uphold a moral obligation to all regular and prospective clients.

Please bear in mind that the CPTP was established to assist studios to set and maintain high standards and in turn help you build your business. We are a council set up to certify health standards and waste removal regulations, but can not accredit standards of tattoo art within studios. read more go to 'about us'.



Industry News Tattoos/Body Piercings: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.

Published: 28 May 2015 | 3:50 pm

What Should You Expect During Your Tragus...

Tragus piercings are very attractive, but a lot of people feel that they're very painful since the cartilage…

Published: 28 May 2015 | 3:50 pm

What is a Triangle Piercing?

Your guide to the female genital piercing called the Triangle. Find out what it is, what kind of…

Published: 28 May 2015 | 3:50 pm

Got a New Tattoo? Here's When You Can Go...

After getting a tattoo, how long should you wait before you go swimming? Get the answer here.

Whats Hot Tattoos/Body Piercings: What's Hot Now

These articles that had the largest increase in popularity over the last week

Published: 28 May 2015 | 1:22 pm

What is a Keloid and What Can be Done if You...

What is a keloid? Keloids are actual scar tissue that forms because the body over-defends itself as a result of trauma, surgical incisions, or piercings. What can you do if…

Published: 28 May 2015 | 1:22 pm

Can Liquid Band-Aid (or similar bandage...

Can liquid bandaging (Band-Aid) be used on a new tattoo? Find the answer here.

Published: 28 May 2015 | 1:22 pm

Battle of the "Scratchers"

Do-It-Yourself-At-Home kits have brought an onslaught of untrained tattooists hacking up the masses. They fight for their right to tattoo, but should be getting their education instead.