Health Parliament issues standard guidelines for body piercing practice
The think tank aipublic opinion invited on the document that needs to be updated based on contributions received from various stakeholders
To address the lack of guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for practicing the art of body piercing, including tattooing and body part piercing, the Health Parliament has formulated a draft directive on the practice of “body piercing”. standard of body piercing ”to institutionalize the body art sector in the country. prevent the latent epidemic of infectious diseases transmitted by blood and skin due to unsafe practices.
The practice of body piercing is a public health concern as it involves piercing the skin with needles and pigments, which can be hazardous to the health of the body art provider and the client. The dangerous activities of skin piercing and the use of pigments in the practice of tattooing are responsible for fatal infections such as, but not limited to, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), skin allergies. , etc.
On the occasion of the publication of these guidelines, Professor Rajendra Pratap Gupta, founder of the Parliament of Health, said: “Body piercing is an art if it is done following SOPs and guidelines, otherwise it is is akin to stabbing and can cost a life, and tattooing is becoming extremely popular among young people, we are confident that these guidelines will help ink India safely. “
This is a draft directive and we invite public opinion on the document available on our website https://parliament.health/our-work/., he added.
Based on the contributions received from the various stakeholders, the document will be updated.