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Tattoo Negligence Claims

A tattoo is a form of body modification, made by inserting indelible ink into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment.

Potential risk of negligence 

If a tattooist makes “a mess” of your tattoo then in accordance with consumer law the tattooist is breaching their contract with you. You may be able claim compensation. If you have developed a skin condition, infection or an allergic reaction following the tattoo you will have to prove that the injury did not develop as a result of your lack of care whilst it was healing.

Minimum standards of care you should expect when getting your tattoo:

  • The artist should go through a list of medical questions with you before attempting to do your tattoo and if they do not then be wary
  • They should also display a health and safety certificate
  • The artist should also make sure that you have all the appropriate after care advice
  • They should ask you about any allergies or health care problems that may affect you and they are also obliged to keep detailed records of this consultation for up to 2 years
  • A new sterile needle has to be used on every customer
  • The artist should wash their hands thoroughly and wear disposable latex gloves


Can I make a claim if my tattoo goes wrong?

If you have had a tattoo applied within the last three years and you believe that you have experienced problems, then contact EAD Solicitors now, as you may be able to make a claim for tattooists’ negligence. We will provide a free consultation, following which, we will advise you whether we think that you have a valid tattooists’ negligence claim. If we believe that we can assist you further, then your claim will be pursued on a no-win, no-fee basis. Our goal is to get you the negligence compensation that you are entitled to. Our expert tattoo negligence claim solicitors will be able to talk you through the claim procedure.

Speak to our Liverpool solicitors today about your claim, please fill out a claim form or call us today on 0151 735 1000.


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