Police concerns over unlicensed tattooists

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POLICE are warning people who are considering having a tattoo to use a reputable licenced tattooist.

There has been some concern from the public over unlicensed tattooists operating in unsafe conditions in the Bognor area.

PC Stephanie Macdonald-Smith, from Arun police, said: ‘We would encourage anyone who is over 18 and considering getting a tattoo to use a reputable licensed tattooist and to ensure that they feel confident that necessary safety measures are in place to maintain hygiene and avoid any potential risks, such as infection allergies and scarring.

‘Anyone who is concerned or has information should contact their local council.’