What is a tattoo?
Permanent tattoos involve inserting indelible ink into the dermis layer of the skin to permanently change the pigmentation for decorative and in some cases religious or cultural reasons.

What is the procedure?
The area to be tattooed should be rubbed down with a cleaning solution. If the area is hairy, the tattooist will shave the patch of skin. If a transfer is used, the transfer is pressed and applied to the skin to provide an outline of the design. The tattooist should use a sterilized needle in the tattooing machine. The outline will be completed first and then colour and shading will be added if necessary. Make sure the premises in which you choose to have your tattoo is clean and the tattooist washes their hands and uses clean gloves.

What are the risks of tattoos?
Any procedure which breaks the skin carries a risk of introducing infection into the blood stream.  

Specific risks include:

  • Allergic reaction
  • Redness, swelling and pain
  • Blood borne infections, such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV

If you have contracted an infection as a result of poor tattooing practices you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.  

How much compensation am I likely to receive?
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