Nighthawk Tattoo are proud to be participants in Public Health’s new campaign to put a personal face to the work they do within the Wellington Dufferin community. Check out our piercer, Mark’s video, as well as the others highlighting the many ways the Health Unit works directly with both individuals and businesses in the area. Visit the I am the Public in Public Health page for more!

Our staff and artists take your health and safety seriously, and we encourage our patrons to ask about our sterilization procedures, and are happy to give you a tour of our studio and explain all that we do to keep your health ad safety our primary concern. Members of our staff are trained and certified in st. John’s First Aid/CPR, OHSA/National Safety Council certified (Blood-borne Pathogen/Cross Contamination Protocol.) Our heat/steam/pressure autoclave is tested twice monthly by an independent microbiology laboratory. We are regularly inspected by the Health Unit, and results of these inspections are available to the public at all times.

Needles are single use and disposed of safely.

schoolthanksIn addition to our excellent word-of-mouth reputation, Nighthawk Tattoo is frequently featured in local and regional media, with our tattoo and piercing artists appearing on television, radio and in newspapers, including The Globe and Mail, CBC Radio 1, Rogers Television, and The Toronto Star. We are also active partners with the Wellington Dufferin Guelph Health Unit’s Think Before You Ink project, which has Nighthawk’s Mark McAlpine joining WDGH Inspectors to present to middle and high school students about the dangers of unsafe tattoos and piercings. At this point well over 3500 school students have seen the presentation, with demand for the talk growing each year.



Check Before You Choose is your access to inspection results in Wellington, Dufferin and Guelph. This website provides public health inspection results from the food establishments and Personal services Settings (beauty and body art establishments such as salons and tattoo parlours)  in Wellington county, Dufferin county, and the city of Guelph. This link will take you directly to the Nighthawk Tattoo inspection reports, but you can search any tattoo shop in the region to see their reports too!

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