A former Edmonton tattoo artist has been ordered to pay $13,000 in fines for lying to health officials and giving tattoos in unsanitary conditions.

Last year, health officials warned that anyone who received a tattoo or a piercing at Zipp's Tattoo & Museum should be tested for blood-borne diseases.

The tattoo parlour was shut down after Alberta Health Services discovered sanitation procedures were not being properly followed.

A lack of standard sterilization practices with reusable instruments can cause the transmission of hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.

Eric Anderson, 56, pleaded guilty to 10 health code violations.