Welcome to Tattoo Gone Wrong. Our website is packed with information about tattoo problems and safety and legal advice.
More Brits than ever have tattoos. Twenty per cent of people in the UK have a tattoo, with over eight per cent sporting two or more.
Getting inked lets you wear your heart on your sleeve – literally! Tattoos can be a creative work of art, a symbol of love or a personal statement.
In the past, people often avoided getting a tattoo for fear of losing their job or acquiring a bad reputation. Today it is only extreme piercing or body modification that is seen as harmful.
With so many people getting inked, the number of tattoos gone wrong is at a record high. A quarter of all tattoos will experience problems healing, whilst a smaller number can cause more serious conditions.
Tattoo Gone Wrong is owned by Macks Solicitors. Our personal injury team are worried about the high number of tattoo problems we see caused by negligent tattoo studios.
Our website gives advice about British tattoo law, information about tattoo dangers and ways to keep safe.
Our tattoo accident news brings you articles about tattoo dangers from around the world.
What is a tattoo gone wrong?
Minor blisters and skin irritations are the most common tattoo problems – and these usually heal quickly.
Other effects of tattoos gone wrong are:
- Disfigurement and embarrassment
- Tattoo infection
- Blood poisoning
- Blood borne infections
- Permanent tattoo scars
- Chronic pain
- Psychological trauma
- Nerve damage
- Loss of sensation around the tattoo
Why do tattoos go wrong?
A tattoo gone wrong can happen for many reasons. Some are genuine accidents – an allergic reaction to the ink used, or the latex gloves worn by an artist.
Other tattoo problems are more sinister. The tattoo industry is heavily regulated, but negligent tattoo studios are still widely reported. Serious injury can happen if a tattoo artist uses dirty equipment, unhygienic premises and doesn’t follow health and safety regulations. Some studios knowingly make business by breaking the law and tattooing under 18s.
A major cause of tattoo problems are illegal mobile tattoo artists who use DIY tattoo kits with little training. Backstreet tattoo artists often avoid sterilising their equipment, resulting in widespread infection amongst clients.
Using a licensed tattoo studio can reduce your chances of a tattoo gone wrong. But even in studios with a great reputation accidents can happen. New staff can be left unsupervised, equipment can break – leading to serious tattoo injuries.
Aftercare is also important to avoid a tattoo gone wrong. Indeed, the biggest cause of tattoo problems is poor aftercare. However, despite a legal obligation, many tattoo studios don’t give full aftercare advice. As a result, people can become seriously unwell from tattoo infections.
Tattoo removal can seem like a miracle cure – but is a serious medical procedure that has risks. Our FAQ and guide to tattoo removal gone wrong will help you understand the benefits – and dangers – of tattoo removal.
Legal care for a tattoo gone wrong
Macks Solicitors help victims of tattoos gone wrong claim compensation. A compensation claim can fund vital medical care or tattoo removal for a tattoo gone wrong.
We hope our website is useful and that our practical guides keep you and your family safe. If you have been the victim of a tattoo gone wrong, contact Macks today.
Call Macks on our free phoneline or use our two-minute online claim form.