Compensation for Tattoo Injuries

When it comes to decorating our bodies, tattoos and piercings are quite common and as they have continued to grow in popularity over the last few decades the procedures and safety restrictions around how these activities can be carried out has been tightened. This industry is now fairly heavily regulated and when it comes to having either of these activities carried out there are a large number of guidelines that a practitioner must follow. 

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When it comes to having a tattoo done whoever you go to see must follow certain rules and regulations to ensure that your tattoo is performed safely and that there is a low risk of infection or any other problems occurring after this has happened. If you feel that your tattoo artist has been negligent towards you while performing the tattoo then you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation. 

How do Tattoos work?

Tattoos, or body ink as they may more commonly be known, usually involve an image or picture being drawn on the skin and then permanently inked into the skin through many tiny injections. This process is generally irreversible although in recent years laser surgery has been suggested as a possible alternative to removing this type of tattoo. 

Tattoos are made permanent as the ink is put into the dermis layer of the skin, a deep layer of the skin which is well under the outer layer – the layer that we commonly shed through everyday activities. Tattoos can be placed in almost all areas of the body – although some areas are more sensitive than others. 

What could happen as a result of negligence?

When it comes to getting a tattoo there are a number of ways that you could receive an injury and this includes:

  • Unhygienic needles – if the needles that are used on your tattoo are not hygienic it could result in an infection
  • Reactions – you could have a reaction to the ink
  • Scarring – if you receive an infection or there are problems with the tattoo it could leave you with substantial scarring to your skin.

If your tattoo artist is not properly trained or does not use the correct equipment it could leave you with serious health issues, especially if you are left with an infection. In addition you need to ensure that your tattoo artist uses a fresh needles each time to protect you from any other infections. 

What should I do next?

When it comes to dealing with personal injury claims, the Manners Pimblett team are here to help. Our team are well trained when it comes to dealing with personal injury claims and we can help you throughout the process, every step of the way. Our team will ensure that you feel confident in the knowledge that you are dealing with industry experts. 

To find out more or get your claim started contact Manners Pimblett on 0845 077 0772. 

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