Newport tattoo artist was re-using needles

 AN UNLICENSED tattoo artist could face legal action from Newport council.

The authority said the woman was operating illegally from a house in the city, after apparently buying a kit from the internet.

Environmental health officers found no means of sterilisation or adequately cleaned equipment and needles were being reused.

All equipment was confiscated and court proceedings are being considered.

Councillor Gail Giles, cabinet member for licensing and statutory functions, is warning that this will not be tolerated in Newport.

She said: “It is extremely irresponsible and can result in serious health problems. Our officers will close down premises and take action against anyone found to be operating illegally.”

Unlicensed tattooing and skin piercing is dangerous, as there is a risk of blood-borne infections, such as Hepatitis B & C and HIV, if hygienic procedures are not strictly followed. Such infections can be transmitted by very small volumes of blood, sometimes not even visible.

Tattooing and other forms of skin piercing must be licensed by the council, which carries out inspections to ensure operators follow the law, including thorough and comprehensive cleaning and disinfection of all equipment and surfaces.

The council said domestic premises used for tattooing are highly unlikely to meet these stringent requirements.

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6:15am Thu 22 Nov 12

Mr Bump. says...

Why can't you name this woman?
Why can't you name this woman? Mr Bump.
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12:22pm Thu 22 Nov 12

JENKO1965 says...

totally agree with you mr bump name and shame her so people can stay away from her
totally agree with you mr bump name and shame her so people can stay away from her JENKO1965
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6:08pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Dee-Gee says...

If they haven't named her, it's for a good reason. Why do you need to know her name anyway? This is about public awareness of the unlicenced tattoo trade, not a review of this particular establishment. Were you planning on visiting an unlicenced tattooist this week?
If they haven't named her, it's for a good reason. Why do you need to know her name anyway? This is about public awareness of the unlicenced tattoo trade, not a review of this particular establishment. Were you planning on visiting an unlicenced tattooist this week? Dee-Gee
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9:08am Fri 23 Nov 12

Lucha Libre says...

Dee-Gee wrote:
If they haven't named her, it's for a good reason. Why do you need to know her name anyway? This is about public awareness of the unlicenced tattoo trade, not a review of this particular establishment. Were you planning on visiting an unlicenced tattooist this week?
They probably want to know who it is just in case friends or family may have had ink done by this tattooist?
I'm baffled by your mentality! Is anybody reviewing this woman? NO!
[quote][p][bold]Dee-Gee[/bold] wrote: If they haven't named her, it's for a good reason. Why do you need to know her name anyway? This is about public awareness of the unlicenced tattoo trade, not a review of this particular establishment. Were you planning on visiting an unlicenced tattooist this week?[/p][/quote]They probably want to know who it is just in case friends or family may have had ink done by this tattooist? I'm baffled by your mentality! Is anybody reviewing this woman? NO! Lucha Libre
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