Continuing Education

TATT100 - Tattoo and Piercing Safety Standards

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Course Overview

Explore methods of sterilization, including chemical and mechanical, used by tattoo artists and body piercers. Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to identify requirements for opening a personal service facility and identify the differences between cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilizing of tattoo and piercing tools and equipment.

With the skills you gain in this course, you will be able to apply safe practices used by professionals thriving in the personal services industry. Graduates of this course will also be able to identify the provincial regulations and standards that guide the personal services industry in Alberta. You will also be able to identify the properties of a good disinfectant, the principles of aseptic technique, and the levels of disinfection including a classification system for items to be disinfected.

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Delivery Methods

  • Face to Face: class is scheduled in-person, with face-to-face instruction
  • Blended: class has a portion of face-to-face and online interaction
  • Hyflex: class has a flexible structure where it's optional for students to attend sessions in the classroom, participate online, or do both.
  • Remote Live Delivery: replaced online synchronous, where classes are fully online and scheduled at a specific time for students to attend.
  • Remote On-Demand Delivery: replaced online asynchronous, where students can engage with online class content at different times.
  • Remote Independent: online learning where content is self-led and no instructor.
  • Work Placement: class is a work placement
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