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PAS Info - Tattooing

What is tattooing and tattoo removal?


Tattooing is the process of puncturing the skin with a needle to introduce coloured pigment leaving a semi/permanent mark, including cosmetic enhancement (also called cosmetic tattooing, pigment implants, semi/permanent creations, permanent makeup or dermal pigmentation). Cosmetic enhancement involves the same method of application as tattooing and is, therefore, subject to the same controls and procedures.


Tattoo removal using skin penetration involves the use of tiny needles to inject liquid into the skin causing the tattoo pigment to move to the skin’s surface.