The Local Authority and Police have notified schools that young people have received tattoos from an unknown and unlicensed person in Salford. Not only is this an illegal act, but puts young people at risk of blood borne infections.
Tattooing Of Minors Act 1969
1969 CHAPTER 24
An Act to prohibit the tattooing of persons under the age of eighteen years.
Prohibition of tattooing of minors.
It shall be an offence to tattoo a person under the age of eighteen except when the tattoo is performed for medical reasons by a duly qualified medical practitioner or by a person working under his direction, but it shall be a defence for a person charged to show that at the time the tattoo was performed he had reasonable cause to believe that the person tattooed was of or over the age of eighteen and did in fact so believe.
Any person committing such an offence shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding [F1level 3 on the standard scale], or, in the case of a second or subsequent conviction, to a fine not exceeding [F1level 3 on the standard scale].
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