Having a tattoo while on holiday abroad may seem like a fun idea. It could, however, also be risky business. Here are some of the dangers of having a tattoo done abroad.
Why having a tattoo done abroad is risky
One of the reasons why having a tattoo done abroad is risky is the fact that different countries have different views on health and safety. While hygiene and safety regulations for tattoo parlours in the UK are stringent, tattooists in other countries may not be bound by such regulations. If you happen to visit a parlour where equipment is not sterilised properly or perhaps even used on multiple customers, you run a serious risk of contracting a bacterial or blood borne infection.
Then, of course, there is the fact that in some countries, the likelihood of becoming infected with blood-borne illnesses like Hepatitis B or C, tuberculosis or HIV/AIDS is already higher than in the UK. Having a tattoo done abroad under non-sterile conditions is taking your life into your hands.
The differences in health and safety laws also mean that claiming for compensation after you contracted an infection in a foreign tattoo parlour could be extremely difficult. If, on the other hand, you were infected by non-sterile equipment while having a tattoo done in the UK, your chances of making a successful claim are significantly higher.
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Date Published: February 19, 2017
Author: Accident Advice