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Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Tattoo Ink, Tattoo Needles, Tattoo kits Due to Microbial Contamination
07/11/2014 09:59 PM EDT

July 11, 2014- White & Blue Lion, Inc. in the City of Industry, CA is recalling all lots of tattoo Inks and tattoo needles due to pathogenic bacterial contamination. Use of these products may cause bacterial infection and can lead to sepsis, a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection. The recall includes all tattoo inks, tattoo needles, and tattoo kits distributed by White & Blue Lion.  Click on the above title for all of the recall information.
 

 

Attention Body Art Practitioners

REGISTRATION MUST BE RENEWED ANNUALLY PRIOR TO EXPIRATION DATE.

Renewal requires the following:

  1. Submittal of a current Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) training certificate
  2. Payment of an annual fee (the invoice will be sent to you separately from the registration renewal notice)

You may email a scan or photo of your BBP training certificate to ocbodyart@ochca.com. Please note any corrections to your mailing address or email address in the email message. Late renewals will be penalized an additional fee, or the account closed and a new registration must be filed.

Training Opportunity


Need Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Control training?
Here is a list of approved BBP Exposure Control training providers for Orange County:

  • Tommy Tetreault
    Tommy T’s Body Piercing
    19925 Beach Blvd. Huntington Beach, CA 92648
    714-374-7393
    tommyt@tommytbodypiercing.com
    Classroom training available
  • Kathy Hartman
    Body Art Training Group
    4054 Carmel Brooks Way San Diego, CA 92130
    858-792-1630
    http://bodyarttraininggroup.com/ 
    Course BATG001CA only
    Classroom and online training available
  • Cathy Montie
    Cathy Montie Body Art Training Company
    8055 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., #106 San Diego, CA 92111
    619-303-5893
    http://www.cathymontie.com/
    Classroom and online training available
  • DMS School of Health and Safety 
    11642 Knott Ave., #5, Garden Grove, CA 92841
    714-226-9420
    Brenda Baker/ Dennis Flores
    Classroom training available  
  • AboveTraining.com 
    Online training available 
  • Susan Church
    Susan Church Permanent Makeup Education
    350 E. 17th St., Suite 110 Costa Mesa 92627
    949-548-6447
    http://www.permanentmakeupschool.org/
    Classroom training available
  • Evon’s Permanent Make-up School and Salon
    13372 Goldenwest St., Suite 201, Westminster, CA 92683
    7721 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92841
    714-892-6912
    Irene Zafra/Kimberly McMaken
    1500 E. Village Way, Suite #2145, Orange, CA 92865
    714-743-5995
    714-478-8806
    Irene Zafra
    Classroom training available, in English and Vietnamese
  • Alliance of Professional Tattooists
    215 W. 18th Street, Suite 210
    Kansas City, Mo 64108
    816-979-1300
    Classroom and conference training available

If you are interested in becoming an approved BBP Exposure Control training provider in Orange County, please submit the required documentation as outlined in the Trainer Approval Checklist.


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Recent state legislation requires all practitioners of "body arts", including tattooing, body piercing, and application of permanent cosmetics, to register with the local health department. Registration requirements for operators at this time include review of proposed regulations, completion of an application form, and payment of a $39.00 registration fee.

State laws establishing minimum requirements for body art are provided in the California Safe Body Art Act (Act) which was enacted to provide minimum statewide standards for the regulation of persons engaged in the business of body art in California. Body art includes tattoo, body piercing, branding, and the application of permanent cosmetics. The requirements are intended to protect both the practitioner and the client from transmission of infectious diseases. Inspections will occur at all body art facilities within the County of Orange. The Act resides in the California Health and Safety Code (H&SC), Division 104, Part 15, Sections (§§) 119300-119328. AB 300 repeals current provisions and enacts the Safe Body Art Act as of July 1, 2012.

To access the Safe Body Art Act, please click on the PDF
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For specific information regarding the operation of body art facilities, please call Environmental Health Body Art program at 714-433-6000 to speak to a Specialist.

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