Alberta Health Services central zone said Tattoos by Aimee and Jenny did not have approval to operate. (Image contributed)

Illegal tattoo operation in Red Deer investigated

Clients advised to be tested for viruses

Clients of an illegal home-based tattoo business at 22 Hanna St. are advised to be tested for viruses.

Alberta Health Services’ central zone said all clients who received services at Tattoos by Aimee and Jenny should be tested for viruses that can be spread through unsanitary tattoo procedures.

The business is believed to have stopped operating in February.

“This particular home-based tattoo operation did not have approval to operate,” said Dr. Ifeoma Achebe, medical officer of health for AHS central zone, in a statement.

“Proper sterilization or sanitation processes cannot be confirmed, meaning individuals who received tattoos through this operation may have been exposed to viruses, including hepatitis B and C, and HIV.”

Anyone who received tattoos from the outlet should call AHS at 403-356-6366, or their physician, to arrange for simple, confidential testing for these viruses.

People can also call Health Link at 811 with any questions or concerns.



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