The real cost of a cheap tattoo


Nice Read for anyone looking to find a Legitimate Studio that does Safe work.

TAM Blog

Source: http://www.itv.com

Unlicensed tattoo artists often work from their homes, sometimes offering customers designs for little more than a tenner.

But if they are not sterilising equipment properly, the real cost could be much greater.

Blood borne infections such as Hepatitis B or C and HIV can be transmitted through contaminated needles, and the symptoms can remain hidden for years.

Even if it is not that serious, painful infections can scar the skin.

article_img Unsterilized equipment can lead to infection. Credit: Cardiff Council

Unregistered tattooists, or scratchers, are hard to trace, so Hartlepool Council has become the first in the country to introduce hygiene rating systems for tattoo studios.

article_img-1 A sticker in the window of a salon achieving full marks in the new hygiene rating system. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

They hope that by promoting the legitimate businesses, they will raise awareness of the risks, and let customers know where they…

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