Tattoos are becoming more and more popular in modern culture and it is estimated that 32% of adults in the UK already have a tattoo and that 36% of people plan to have one. Because of this fact, a personal injury claim or tattoo poisoning claim is on the rise. Tattoos have been around for longer than much of recorded history, and the first evidence of a tattoo was found on a famous mummy known as ‘Iceman’ who died around 3200 BC. Many people firmly believe that tattoos are a dangerous thing to have, and there are cases of tattoo poisoning claims across the globe.
If a person believes they have poisoning because of tattoo ink then it must firstly be ascertained whether it is an infection or just an allergic reaction. There are tests that can be done prior to having a tattoo that will let a person know if they are allergic to tattoo ink or not. A tattooist will smear a small amount of ink onto the skin and if a person is allergic a reaction will show within 20 to 30 minutes. It is always advisable to have an allergy test before a person has their first tattoo. Some people simply have sensitive skin, and in this case the tattoo will cause irritation and sore skin in the area on which it has been done. A patch test is something that can be done in order to find out if a person is allergic to coloured ink. Black ink does not commonly cause a reaction, but the chemicals found in various coloured inks can be a problem for some people. A patch test can be done in a discreet area and will let a person know which inks they should or should not use.
Accident Advice Helpline has a team of experienced specialist lawyers who have dealt with a wide range of cases. Contacting our law firm will put you into contact with someone who has the information and resources at hand in order to give you the best representation possible, and to recover the maximum possible compensation.
The actual pain and stress of having a tattoo can cause varying degrees of dermatitis, though it is worth remembering that redness and soreness are a normal part of having a tattoo done. The primary reason for serious tattoo poisoning claims is from poor procedural practice by the tattooists themselves. All equipment used by tattoo artists must be thoroughly sanitised and sterilised. The needle that the tattoo artist uses should be brand new for every person. The risks associated with dirty needles include hepatitis C and even HIV.
It is advisable to receive a professional medical opinion before pursuing a personal injury claim for tattoo poisoning. The weight of a professional diagnosis enables our specialist lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline to recover the maximum compensation to cover the costs of treatment, travel and any tattoo removals or plastic surgery that may be required. To discuss your claim with a member of Accident Advice Helpline’s expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: February 9, 2014
Author: David Brown