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Claiming Compensation For Accidents At Tattoo Parlours

Tattoo Parlour Accident

Tattoos and tattoo parlours have soared in popularity over the past decade as young people seek to assert their individuality and follow the example of numerous celebrity tattoo fans, including David Beckham, Robbie Williams and Peaches Geldof. Though tattoos have entered the fashion mainstream, the tattoo industry remains unregulated in the UK, meaning anyone can open a parlour or offer tattooing services despite having no qualifications or experience. While most tattoo customers will have a clear idea of what they want, a minority will have tattoos done on the spur of the moment, potentially leading to problems later.

A person may seek compensation if they are tattooed while in a state of intoxication, as they would not have been in a fit state to agree to the procedure. Furthermore, under the Tattooing of Minors Act 1969 it is a criminal offence to tattoo a person under 18 years of age. Customers can expect tattoos to be applied by skilled, competent artists in a hygienic environment. Where tattoos are applied by a negligent or unskilled artist, a host of medical problems can result, including the transmission of highly infectious diseases. Poorly applied tattoos can also cause serious psychological problems and require expensive correctional or removal work.

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Infections & Allergic Reactions

The majority of medical problems relating to tattoos stem from unhygienic practices and equipment. The skin surrounding the tattoo may become damaged, or the tattooed area may turn septic, potentially leading to permanent scarring, as well as severe illness if the infection enters the bloodstream. A person may also suffer an allergic reaction to chemicals contained in tattoo dye. This applies to both permanent tattoo ink and to temporary henna tattoo dyes. For this reason tattooists should offer new clients a skin patch test prior to applying a tattoo.

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Transmission Of Infectious Diseases

The most serious cases involve the transmission of infectious diseases, ranging from relatively minor conditions such as herpes simplex, up to hepatitis B or C, tetanus, and even the HIV virus. Such diseases are often transmitted when needles are used multiple times. Compensation claims against tattoo parlours may therefore relate to a variety of medical conditions caused by a tattooist's failure to abide by health and safety laws. Even if a tattoo has simply been poorly applied, or wrongly designed a customer may make a claim for compensation under consumer laws, as the tattooist will have failed to adequately perform the service originally offered.

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Claiming Compensation For Accidents At Tattoo Studios

We have recently dealt with cases where getting a tattoo done has gone disastrously wrong for clients. In the resulting compensation claims we have recovered damages for pain and suffering, as well as medical and travel expenses and loss of earnings for time off work. Compensation awards for pain and suffering alone may be in excess of £3,000.

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Beauty Injury Video

Nicola Perry, and our team of lawyers expert in beauty treatments, can help if you have suffered an accident at a tattoo parlour, tattoo shop or tattoo studio. She introduces our no win no fee service in this video. Contact Nicola today on 0800 988 3642 for free confidential advice. She will be happy to answer common questions such as; can I claim compensation if I was injured at a tattoo parlour? How do I claim against a tattoo shop for an accident?

Because we specialise in these types of claims you are guaranteed to get the maximum amount of compensation with the minimum of fuss. Your privacy is very important to us.