Beauty Salons and Skin Penetration Premises

Skin Penetration Salons

Skin penetration services can create disease transmission risks. If correct hygiene practices are not implemented diseases like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV may be passed between clients.

In Blacktown City there are approximately 250 salons and skin penetration premises in operation. All businesses which perform skin penetration activities must ensure their staff follow correct procedures to protect themselves and customers. Skin penetration activities include tattooing, piercing, waxing, acupuncture and other beauty therapies.

Our role

All skin penetration businesses operating in Blacktown City are inspected at least once a year in relation to cleanliness, shop fit out, and sterilisation of equipment and personal hygiene of staff. Our Environmental Health Officers ensure skin penetration businesses are operating in compliance with the relevant standards and codes, including:


All skin penetration businesses in Blacktown are required to be registered with Council(PDF, 126KB).

Further information

The NSW Health Department have developed a range of factsheets and guidelines on skin penetration activities.

Specific fact sheets are also available for the following activities:

For any enquiries, complaints or to arrange an inspection, please contact our Environmental Health Team on 9839 6055.