Tattoo and Body Piercing Injury Claims


Tattoos, piercing and body art have been around for many years but are becoming increasingly popular. As a result of regulations that have been introduced, tattooists are now required by law to be registered with the local council. It is illegal for a tattooist to tattoo anyone under the age of 18 years, even with parental consent.

If someone suffers injury as a result of a negligent tattoo procedure, then they may be able to make a tattoo injury compensation claim. We deal with personal injury compensation claims under a no win no fee agreement.


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Common tattoo and piercing problems

There are many problems that can arise from having a tattoo or getting a piercing. It is important that you take your time and select the right place for you and that you feel comfortable having a tattoo or piercing. It is better to walk out rather than be left with possible scars or discomfort. Here is a list of some of the common problems that can arise:

It is the responsibility of the studio to ensure that all equipment is sterile and that any tattoo needles are always new and fresh from the pack.

If you have been left with a misspelled tattoo or a tattoo that is of poor quality, you may be able to pursue a claim for compensation. Your claim will enable you to cover the costs of a corrective procedure or removal of the tattoo.

There will always be an aspect of pain to any tattoo or piercing due to the nature of the process. You should be made aware of what to expect and what is deemed to constitute abnormal or excessive pain. If you have suffered any abnormal pain or discomfort you may be entitled to make a claim. We offer a free assessment of your claim. If you have an infection that occurred as a direct result of unhygienic premises or equipment, then you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation too.

Piercing injury

For many people piercing is a form of body art and beauty. Increasingly more areas of the body are being pierced than ever before which is opening up more problems. A piercing can easily hit a nerve or artery if caution is not taken, causing excessive bleeding, nerve damage or numbness. Post procedure care is essential to following any piercing although infection can also arise from unhygienic equipment.

Tattoo injury

Tattoos are considered an art form and for some people a way of maintaining special memories on their skin. A tattoo is created by inserting a permanent ink into the layers of underlying skin. Due to the skin being broken by the needle, a newly sterilised needle must be used with each client. Many types of blood infections can be transmitted by using an infected needle. It is paramount that the premises are kept clean and hygienic. Infections can occur in unclean environments and also when the person being tattooed has not been informed of the correct aftercare that a tattoo requires.

Contact Spencers Solicitors

Spencers Solicitors specialise in compensation claims caused by cosmetic treatments including all kinds of body art related injuries. We have a team of leading specialist lawyers experienced in making tattoo and body piercing compensation claims. Due to the personal nature of some of the treatments we have both male and female lawyers that can visit you in your home if necessary.

Call one of our advisors on 08000 93 00 94 or complete our online claim enquiry form and we'll call you back. Piercing and body art injury cases are normally dealt as a no win no fee claim, so if you don't recover compensation, you won't pay for our legal work.

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