The Danger of Creating a Tattoo in An Illegal Tattoo Parlor
Some areas in different countries have a strict rule in tattooing.
One of them is at Alstonville in which a person must have permission before opening a tattoo parlour.
The permission is used to make sure that the parlor applies the right health and hygiene standards.
Without permission, a tattoo parlor is considered as an illegal business.
The Case of Illegal Tattoo Parlor at Alstonville
There was a case in 2019 where the police at Alstonville uncovered an illegal tattoo parlor.
The police took action to execute the business after receiving information that there was a
tattoo parlor at a private home.
The Richmond Police District officer David Henderson said that his team found a
large amount of tattoo equipment.
The equipment is including tattooing guns, tattooing gun transformers, ink and containers,
tattooing needles and holders, tattooing tables, and many more.
Besides collecting all the illegal tattooing tools, police were also finding the people or customers
who have been creating a tattoo from this illegal tattoo parlor.
The Reason of Strict Rule of Tattoo in Alstonville
The area has a strict rule about tattooing is to keep its citizens away from the health dangers
caused by illegal or unlicensed tattooing equipment.
Due to this rule, a person who wants to open a tattoo parlor must have a legal license
by the Department of Fair Trading.
Moreover, the person has to register his or her tattoo parlor to the local council.
The license and approval from the local council are not only for the parlor but also for the
tattooists who work on the parlor.
After registering the parlor, health officials will visit the area to inspect it.
The health officials have to make sure that the tattoo parlor is meeting health and hygiene standards.
The Health Risks of Creating A Tattoo with Non-Standardized Tattooing Tools
People who are creating tattoos with non-standardized tattooing tools have to face some health risks.
The case is different than a licensed tattoo parlor, there is no guarantee that the tools used
by the unlicensed tattoo parlor are new and hygiene.
If it is not, it triggers a variety of diseases including hepatitis B, hepatitis C, tetanus, and even HIV.
Mostly, the tattoo parlor is using contaminated tattoo needles.
It happens because the needle and ink attach to the second layer of skin below the epidermis
or known as the dermis.
Applying contaminated tattooing tools can trigger complications.
The complications are including allergies, skin infection, nodules or granulomas, overgrowth of scar tissue,
blood diseases, burning or swelling, and many more.