Police in warning over illegal tattoos

PEOPLE are being warned by police not to get cut-price tattoos at unregistered premises in Wellingborough.

Officers in the town have been working with health protection staff following reports of untrained people offering cheap tattooing.

PC Mark Jones said: “Not only is it illegal to tattoo someone under the age of 18, it brings with it the real risk of very serious infection. We want to send out a clear message that anybody setting up as a tattooist should be fully trained and registered by the local health authority. If they are not, steer clear of them, do not put your health at risk, and please let the police know who they are.”