Council for Piercing and Tattoo Professionals

Check our Members/Studios link for a reputable Artist in your area!




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: 16 Apr 2014 | 2:44 pm

Bridge Piercing - Guide to Getting a Bridge...

A bridge piercing, also called an Erl, is a horizontal bar across the bridge of the nose. It's…

Published: 16 Apr 2014 | 2:44 pm

Tongue Piercing Tips

The following tongue piercing tips can help you decide whether you want a pierced tongue and help you…

Published: 16 Apr 2014 | 2:44 pm

10 Questions on Nipple Piercings You’ve...

When it comes to body piercings, nipple piercings seem to create the largest amount of questions, especially for…

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

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

Published: 16 Apr 2014 | 1:14 pm

Tattoo Gallery - Hearts and Symbols of Love

Tattoo gallery of hearts and other love symbols. Pictures of tattoos submitted by readers.

Published: 16 Apr 2014 | 1:14 pm

Discover the Meaning of the Irish Claddagh

Learn the meaning of the Irish Claddagh and what each part - the crown, the heart, the hands and the circle, each signify.

Published: 16 Apr 2014 | 1:14 pm

Top Five Spots a Tattoo Artist May Refuse to Ink

You can forget all the trendy photos you've found on Pinterest or Tumblr. While the following top five spots a tattoo artist may refuse to ink look innocent (or not…