The CEN Norm on tattoo hygiene will be published in summer 2019! Stakeholers from tattoo societies, legal authorities, physicians and scientist agreed on this document aiming to give advice to tattooist, permanent make-up artists and legal inspectors on how to create a tattoo in a hygienic way. Although these are not (yet) legally binding, they surely will find their way into the tattoo studios and future legislations.

Thijs Veenstra hold a talk on hygiene rules during the ECTP 2019 in Bern. You can see his presentation here.

The Dutch authorities released some videos on how to comply with the CEN norm hygiene rules: 

Disinfective agents https://youtu.be/QpcDTUWs4IM 

Cross contamination https://youtu.be/tTPbz4OxUpg

Cleaning and Disinfecting https://youtu.be/Z3kZ2inR0oc