Public Health contacting piercing clients of The Tat Tomb Gallery in Sydney

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)

The Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) says a recent inspection of the Tat Tomb Gallery in Sydney found there could be an increased risk of contracting an illness through improperly cleaned piercing instruments.

Public Health is now contacting piercing clients of the business from between June and November of this year.

The report from the Department of Environment stated piercing instruments may have been improperly cleaned.

The NSHA says no illnesses have been connected to piercing clients to date, adding that there was no indication of any issues in infection prevention and control regarding tattoo practices at the business.

Dr. Claudia Sarbu, medical officer of health, says this is a precautionary measure and they want to ensure clients are both aware and have the appropriate care and supports as needed.

The NSHA says The Tat Tomb Gallery has complied with orders to stop piercing and provide client contact information for Public Health follow-up.