This consultation closed to feedback on 1 October 2018.
A large amount of the public feedback on the consultation focused on:
- health protection
- eyeball tattoo
Auckland Council's Governing Body decided on 22 November 2018 to make the following main changes to the Bylaw:
- banning eyeball tattooing unless carried out by an ophthalmologist
- requiring services that pierce, or risk breaking or burning tissue (not just the skin) to be licensed from 1 March 2019
- requiring licences to be publicly displayed from 1 March 2019
- requiring therapeutic massage, water play parks and splash pads to meet minimum standards to be developed in consultation with operators in 2019
- clarifying that tā moko is a significant cultural practice that must be authorised either by marae or council
- clarifying that traditional tattooing is a significant cultural practice that continues to be authorised by council for health protection.
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Thank you for your interest in this consultation.