Tattooing involves the placement of pigment into the skin’s dermis, the layer of dermal tissue underlying the epidermis.

After initial injection, pigment is dispersed throughout a homogenized damaged layer down through the epidermis and upper dermis, in both of which the presence of foreign material activates the immune system’s phagocytes to engulf the pigment particles.

The most common method of tattooing in modern times is the electric tattoo machine, which inserts ink into the skin via a single needle or a group of needles that are soldered onto a bar, which is attached to an oscillating unit. The unit rapidly and repeatedly drives the needles in and out of the skin, usually 80 to 150 times a second. This modern procedure is ordinarily sanitary. The needles are single-use needles that come packaged individually. The tattoo artist must wash his or her hands and must also wash the area that will be tattooed. Gloves must be worn at all times and the wound must be wiped frequently with a wet disposable towel of some kind. The equipment must be sterilized in a certified autoclave before and after every use.

The Risks

  • Allergic Reactions
  • General Infection
  • Hepititis
  • Herpes Simplex Virus
  • HIV
  • Tetanus
  • Tuberculosis
  • Bruising

If you have suffered from any of the above issues or if you are suffering any other problems after having a Tattoo, contact our specialist team and they will be able to talk to you about your issues and discuss if you have a claim for compensation.

As well as claiming for any pain, suffering and inconvenience, you may be able to claim back additional costs such as:

Remedial Procedures – if you have to have your procedure corrected or removed, the additional cost involved could form part of the claim against the practitioner or company that carried out the original procedure.

Loss of income – if you need to take additional days off work or you are unable to go back to work due to the negligence of the practitioner or company carrying out the procedure, your loss of income will form part of your claim.

Contact our specialist Cosmetic Surgery team today on: 0800 083 6290.