Tattoo studios back move

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TATTOO parlours are backing plans for stricter enforcement on similar businesses practicing illegally.

As previously reported in The News, Portsmouth City Council carried out a six-week consultation with studios over whether they would be happy abiding by a new code of conduct.

Council officers want to crack down on firms giving tattoos to people who are underage and those breaching health and safety rules.

The results from the survey now need to be collected and a decision will be made at a future meeting.

Councillor Eleanor Scott, cabinet member for environment and community safety, said: ‘The early signs show that tattoo studios in Portsmouth are supportive of the move because they don’t want to see other businesses operating illegally.

‘It’s good news.’