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    Tattooing People from my Home

    If I wanted to start tattooing people from my home, would I need any insurance?

    Also what about qualifications?

    I am not asking for me, just that I know someone who is thinking about it.

    I am trying to find the law / rules on tattooing from home but can only find American ones.

    Any help much appreciated.

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    Of course you would need some insurance, public liability of sorts, you need to phone the local council and ask them really, as I do believe you will have to meet certain h&s regs, and possibly be inspected?

    Yes you will need insurance, as for qualifications, I have never met any tattooists with one between them.

    Original Poster

    Thanks.

    If this person did just go ahead and start tattooing with no insurance, how would I report them? I have explained to them they can't just start doing it so if they don't listen I won't hesitate in reporting them.

    kimbyanne;8500883

    Thanks.If this person did just go ahead and start tattooing with no … Thanks.If this person did just go ahead and start tattooing with no insurance, how would I report them? I have explained to them they can't just start doing it so if they don't listen I won't hesitate in reporting them.



    It's not just the insurance they need worry about.

    Tattoo parlours require licensing these days, and that places much more stringent requirements on the structure of the premises, including sterilisation, hand washing provision, finishing and fixings etc.

    If they are gonna start off on their own without informing the Council's Environmental Health Department (that's who enforces it up here in Scotland) then they will be stopped, especially if they fail to meet the licensing requirements.

    So, just report them to EH at the council.

    awoodhall2003;8500764

    I googled:"uk Tattooing … I googled:"uk Tattooing law"Results:http://www.beautytreatmentexpert.co.uk/law-relating-body-piercing-tattoos.htmlhttp://www.hackney.gov.uk/tattoists-ear-piercing-and-electrolysis-680.htm



    Is that Statute Law again, Andre?:p

    moob;8500986

    Is that Statute Law again, Andre?:p



    Well it certainly is not Common Law.

    awoodhall2003;8501051

    Well it certainly is not Common Law.



    Even HSWA 1974?:p

    Just wondering, I recall you making a wee joke with tragicjay, about such some time ago.

    moob;8501065

    Even HSWA 1974?:pJust wondering, I recall you making a wee joke with … Even HSWA 1974?:pJust wondering, I recall you making a wee joke with tragicjay, about such some time ago.



    Don't remember, but I am sure it happened! :whistling:

    awoodhall2003;8501136

    Don't remember, but I am sure it happened! :whistling:



    I remember it, but I didn't pull you up about it at the time.

    You made a little side joke with jay that I only deal with Statute Law - whereas there are many elements of Law I deal with that are Criminal - just thought I'd take the opportunity to correct you as you're on the thread.:thumbsup:

    moob;8501152

    I remember it, but I didn't pull you up about it at the time.You made a … I remember it, but I didn't pull you up about it at the time.You made a little side joke with jay that I only deal with Statute Law - whereas there are many elements of Law I deal with that are Criminal - just thought I'd take the opportunity to correct you as you're on the thread.:thumbsup:



    Yes, yes I remember now. Although Criminal Law is contained within Statute Law, Common Law might help shape things such as tests used, admissibility of evidence, etc. :thumbsup:

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    hi jack:)


    stealthy thread so you can go and http://waccoe.com/style_emoticons/default/grass.gifsomeone up .......:lol:

    Oh look, it's thrush doing his rounds on the board. :lol:

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    moob;8501482

    Oh look, it's thrush doing his rounds on the board. :lol:



    is that supposed to be some kind of funneh insult:roll:

    you still giving out them FPNs or what you call Fixed Penalty Fines incorrectly:whistling:

    and quoting scottish law in english threads:w00t:

    funneh in the heed man

    kimbyanne;8500883

    Thanks.If this person did just go ahead and start tattooing with no … Thanks.If this person did just go ahead and start tattooing with no insurance, how would I report them? I have explained to them they can't just start doing it so if they don't listen I won't hesitate in reporting them.



    I know a guy who tattoos from home and he was reported to the council by a troublesome neighbour. They came out to see his premises to make sure everything was done properly...sterile needles, disposable etc. He passed as it is his passion and he relies on word of mouth.

    Plus he would be making money surely so doesn't that have tax implications?

    I don't now if it applies in this case but I'm pretty sure when I signed my mortgage it had something in the small print that the property wouldn't be used for a business.. might be another way of reporting them

    Captain Hook;8501632

    I don't now if it applies in this case but I'm pretty sure when I signed … I don't now if it applies in this case but I'm pretty sure when I signed my mortgage it had something in the small print that the property wouldn't be used for a business.. might be another way of reporting them



    Maggie Thatcher :whistling:

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    fern37;8501586

    I know a guy who tattoos from home and he was reported to the council by … I know a guy who tattoos from home and he was reported to the council by a troublesome neighbour. They came out to see his premises to make sure everything was done properly...sterile needles, disposable etc. He passed as it is his passion and he relies on word of mouth.Plus he would be making money surely so doesn't that have tax implications?



    I would imagine so as he doesn't work as is on benefits. Plus from what I have heard, he plans to do it in the house in conditions far from sterile.

    kimbyanne;8501778

    I would imagine so as he doesn't work as is on benefits. Plus from what … I would imagine so as he doesn't work as is on benefits. Plus from what I have heard, he plans to do it in the house in conditions far from sterile.



    I think on the grouds that it's not going to be a sterile environment, you have to report him. An infection or worse could devastate someone's life.
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