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Tattoo Compensation Claims

Getting a tattoo is a big commitment. When you decide to get one, you expect the tattoo artist to apply it correctly following strict health and safety standards. If not, you may be left with an unsatisfactory tattoo, or even an injury.

Before starting a new tattoo, the tattoo artist should ask you questions about your medical history and check for any skin reactions. They must also use properly sterilised equipment for each tattoo, to prevent the risk of infection.

Injuries can also happen from tattoo removal treatments. This usually happens because the professional hasn’t been trained properly or the equipment was used incorrectly.

Our expert solicitors have experience making tattoo compensation claims for the following:

  • Poorly applied tattoos or wrong artwork
  • Allergic reactions from tattoos
  • Infections from non-sterilised tattoo equipment
  • Scarring, burns, blisters or hyper-pigmentation from tattoo removal treatments

It’s also worth mentioning that in the UK it’s illegal to tattoo anyone under the age of 18 even with parental consent. If a tattoo artist tattoos an underage person, they are responsible not the person getting the tattoo.

How Much Compensation Can I Get?

This depends on the injuries and financial losses you’ve suffered because of the tattoo artist’s negligence. If you’ve had the tattoo corrected or removed elsewhere, we could help you claim back these costs.

Every case is different, and your circumstances will be unique to you. We can offer a free initial consultation where we’ll discuss your situation and how this can affect your compensation.

Can I Make A No Win No Fee Claim?

Yes. Most of our personal injury claims are taken on a No Win No Fee basis. This means you can make a claim with no financial risk*.

Why Choose Us?

Our expert solicitors have helped many people who’ve suffered negligent treatment by a tattoo artist or tattoo removal specialist. We understand that this is a difficult time for you, and we’ll support you throughout the claims process. We can also help you access medical care and treatment if you need it.

Contact Us

If you’ve suffered negligent treatment from a tattoo artist or tattoo removal specialist and would like to make a claim, we can help. Call us on 0800 056 4110 or contact us online. We’ll give you a free initial consultation where we can discuss your claim.

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    • What Will Happen When I Make A Claim?
    • The first stage is a free initial consultation where we’ll talk about your claim and how we might be able to help. After this, we’ll discuss different ways of funding your case including No Win No Fee agreements*.

      We’ll collect a variety of evidence to support your case including advice from experts who can tell us how your procedure should have been conducted and what corrective treatment might be needed. We’ll use all the evidence to calculate how much compensation we think you’ll need to cover any corrections and other expenses (such as travel costs).

      Our team will present their findings to the organisation responsible for your injury. They’ll be asked to explain what happened and whether they believe they were at fault. If they accept responsibility, we’ll try to negotiate a compensation package that best suits your needs.

    • What Can Compensation Pay For?
    • Your compensation should cover any money you lost because of your injury. This includes losses from not being able to work, and any medical treatment you need. It should also provide for the pain and suffering caused.

    • What Is A No Win No Fee* Claim?
    • A No Win No Fee agreement means you won’t have to pay anything upfront when you make a claim.*

      If your case is successful, our legal costs will be taken from your compensation, and your opponent will pay most of your fees. If your claim isn’t successful, you won’t have to pay any costs.

      Find out more about No Win No Fee claims.

    • Will I Have To Go To Court?
    • If the person or business you’re claiming against doesn’t accept fault, we’ll start court proceedings. Even if this does happen, most claims are still settled out of court before the trial.

"The compensation means that I can have the care that I really need rather than what’s provided as a bare minimum."

Rosie, client
Rosie Mayes, Personal Injury Client

Frequently Asked Questions

What Should I Expect From A Tattoo Artist Before I Get A Tattoo?

A good tattoo artist should follow certain health and safety regulations to safely apply tattoos to customers.

Here is what you should expect from any tattoo artist:

  • A medical questionnaire to find out if you suffer from any allergies or health problems
  • They should display a health and safety certificate
  • Advice on how to take care of your tattoo after it’s applied
  • A new sterile needle has to be used on every new customer
  • The tattoo artist should wash their hands before tattooing you and wear latex gloves

If you’ve suffered an injury and these steps weren’t followed then you could make a claim against your tattoo artist. Call us on 0800 056 4110 or contact us online for a free initial consultation with one of our solicitors.

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Can I Make A Claim If My Tattoo Is Infected?

A tattoo can become infected when hygiene rules aren’t followed by the tattoo parlour.

These include sterilising your skin before the tattoo is applied, never reusing tattoo needles, disposing of old needles and waste correctly and making sure the chair you sit in is clean.

Infections are also caused by poor care on your behalf after the tattoo is applied and it can be difficult to prove exactly what went wrong. Our solicitors will make sure a proper investigation takes place to determine who is at fault and will work hard to give your claim the best possible chance of success.

If you’ve suffered from an infection or injury caused by a tattoo artist and would like to make a claim, we could help. Call us on 0800 056 4110 or contact us online.

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Can I Make A Claim Against A Tattoo Artist That's Tattooed My Child?

Yes, in the UK it’s illegal for anyone to tattoo a person under the age of 18 even with parental consent.

If a tattoo artist tattoos an underage person they are responsible and not the person requesting the tattoo.

A tattoo artist should request identification before tattooing anyone, if they don’t this can be considered negligence and you can make a claim against them.

If you or your child has suffered an injury caused by a tattoo artist, we could help. Call us on 0800 056 4110 or contact us online.

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Is There Anything I Can Do To Help My Claim?

If you’ve suffered negligent treatment, you should get medical attention as soon as possible.

You should also:

  • Take clear photos of your injuries
  • Record details of consultations you had with the tattoo artist before and after you had the tattoo done
  • Keep the original artwork of your tattoo
  • Keep any receipts from the tattoo artist, this will help us confirm where your injury took place

If you've suffered an injury caused by a tattoo artist, we could help. Call us on 0800 056 4110 or contact us online.

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Rehabilitation means different things to different people. For some it’s being able to return to work, while for others it’s being able to become more independent around the house. Our personal injury solicitors are here for you whatever your situation is, and you can be reassured that we’ll help you access the care and support you need to make the best recovery possible.

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