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Playa del Carmen tattoo shops get health inspections

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks (COFEPRIS) has completed the inspection and verification of 29 tattoo parlors in Playa del Carmen. Of the 29 establishments, five had sanitary concerns.

The activities set forth by the federal agency Cofepris is to ensure shops such as these adhere to proper practices and avoid health risks to clients.

“The issue of health risks is a priority as Solidarity, specifically Playa del Carmen, has many establishments of this type with many tourists coming to the region to get this type of work done,” said Ephraim Alonzo Sansores, coordinator of the center Cofepris area.

Sansores Alonzo noted that the main observation made in the tattoo parlors was the lack of proper cleanliness on parts of the premises, but that none of the issues were serious and posed no health threat for anyone using the tattoo shops.

Coferpris was also concerned about health risks due to the amount of tattoo shops set up in private homes. Unfortunately they cannot enter those premises for inspection, but Sansores Alonzo says the city should intervene.

“Everyone has the responsibility for their own health and are obligated to check the health risks of establishments where they chose to get tattoos, if it’s a public shop or in a private home,” explains Alonzo Ephraim.

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