hiv and tattoos piercings

Tattoos and piercings are a popular form of body art for adults including people living with HIV. HIV is not a barrier to receiving a tattoo, piercing, or cosmetic and beauty treatments.

You have no legal responsibility to disclose your HIV status when getting a tattoo, piercing, or other body modification, even if an intake or waiver form has a question asking about your HIV status. It is illegal to refuse to give you a tattoo or piercing because of your HIV status under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.

Our Factsheet: HIV & Tattoos and Piercings outlines the facts about tattooing, piercing or cosmetic procedures for people living with HIV in NSW, disclosure, risks and procedures that your tattoo or cosmetic professional must follow to protect the health and safety of anyone in the community.

pdf iconHIV & Tattoos and Piercings

Leave A Comment

4 Support
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support
BLOG +
housing support for people living with HIV
TALKABOUT
Ageing support for older people with HIV
SUBSCRIBE
treatments and Managing your HIV
4 Support
SUBSCRIBE
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support
housing support for people living with HIV
Ageing Support
Treatments and Managing your HIV
BLOG +
TALKABOUT