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Thinking of getting a tattoo?

All tattooists in the district have to be registered and inspected by the council before they can legally tattoo. This is so that their premises can be checked to ensure that they are working to health and safety requirements.

Thinking of getting a tattoo?

Registered tattoo studios

Our campaign to stop illegal tattooists

 

Thinking of getting a tattoo?

If so, it is important to go to a registered tattooist as they work under strict guidelines and are inspected.

Illegal tattooists, also known as 'Scratchers', often work from homes, sheds, pubs and clubs and their premises are unlikely to be set up properly. As they're not being inspected, chances are they aren't using the right equipment, tools and inks. This means there are serious risks of infections and allergic reactions and if equipment isn't properly sterilised then there's also the risk of contracting HIV and Hepatitis B and C.

Did you know it is illegal for anyone to tattoo someone under the age of 18 years? That's even with the permission of a parent or carer. If you're thinking of getting a tattoo and if you're over 18, go first to a registered tattoo studio.

Registered tattoo studios

There are registered tattoo studios within the district of Mansfield.

If you're thinking of getting a tattoo and need more details please call the Environmental Health team on 01623 463492.

Our campaign to stop illegal tattooists

We need to put a stop to illegal tattooists and make sure they don't cause any more harm. If you would like to report an illegal tattooist then please call the Environmental Health team on 01623 463492.