Health and beauty brands including the Suncor, The Shoei, and Sunbeam are offering emergency tattoo services in some cities in Canada.
In an email to customers, Suncor said that it was “working closely with local authorities and health authorities to ensure that customers are aware of the potential risks and the opportunities associated with emergency tattoos.”
The Shoeibon, for example, offers a service for people with “light skin pigmentation” and people who want to tattoo on the skin without a mask.
It also sells emergency tattoos in cities like Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax.
Sunbeam says it has “a long-standing relationship with the Ontario Health Agency (OHA), which is responsible for licensing and issuing emergency tattoo licenses.
We also have an extensive and ongoing relationship with local health authorities across the country to ensure our customers are informed of the risks and opportunities associated.” “
Our emergency tattoo policy states that we will not offer emergency tattoo to anyone with an OHA-approved tattoo license,” Sunbeam said in an email.
“We also have an extensive and ongoing relationship with local health authorities across the country to ensure our customers are informed of the risks and opportunities associated.”
Sunbeam also said that customers who have tattoos on their skin, “are aware of any risk and the potential benefits.”
Sunbeam says that emergency tattoos are not available to those who need them, because of the risk they pose to patients.
“For those with sun damage, such as those who have blemishes, or for those who are allergic to tattooing or are otherwise unable to fully conceal their tattoos, we have been unable to offer emergency tattoos because of safety and other concerns.”
Health Canada said that emergency tattooers must obtain an emergency tattoos license from a local health authority.
“Emergency tattooing is a licensed and regulated practice that may not be offered to the general public in Ontario,” the agency said in a news release.