Tattoo Injury Negligence Claims Guide- How To Make A Tattoo Compensation Claim – Sue A Tattoo Artist For Negligence

By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated 13th May 2022Welcome to our guide on tattoo injury negligence claims. In it, we explain how to sue a tattoo artist for negligence that causes you physical harm. If, for example, you’ve had an infected tattoo and sue for negligence, you could receive tattoo injury compensation. We also answer questions such as ‘can you sue a tattoo artist for scarring’ and ‘how much compensation can you claim for tattoo scarring?’

Can you sue a tattoo artist for scarring, infections or tattoos gone wrong

Deciding to get a tattoo could be considered a big decision. By its very nature, a tattoo is supposed to be permanent, and if it goes wrong, it could leave you permanently scarred just like negligence from a plastic surgeon. From blood-borne infections to abscesses and tattoos that badly blister and scar, if a tattoo artist is at fault for a tattoo injury you’ve received, then you may be able to claim compensation.

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But how do you prove a tattoo artist is at fault for your injury? At Accident Claims UK, we have created this guide to assist you if this is the position you’ve found yourself in. Within the sections of this tattoo injury negligence claims guide, we’ll cover what responsibilities a tattoo artist has to you, what hygiene practices should be followed and when you might be eligible to make a a tattoo negligence claim. Do you still have questions about tattoo injury negligence claims or No Win No Fee agreements after reading? Simply call 0800 073 8801, and one of our professional advisors could help set you on the path to tattoo compensation if you are eligible.

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A Guide To Tattoo Compensation Claims

Welcome to our tattoo injury negligence claims guide.

Have you had a tattoo that has gone wrong? Were you left with the wrong design that was completely different from what you ordered? Did you suffer an infection that has led to an unsightly scar, or have you contracted a blood-borne infection that has had serious consequences?

If you’re wondering whether any of these could lead to a compensation claim, then you may have found just the right information to help you.

Were you injured due to negligence?

One of the main reasons a tattoo negligence claim might be possible is if you’ve suffered as a result of negligence. For example, you might be able to claim if you’re injured because the correct procedures aren’t used, safety measures are adhered to or the wrong equipment is used. The types of suffering that could lead to tattoo injury negligence claims include blood poisoning or infections.

Within this guide, we cover all you may need to know when seeking tattoo injury compensation. We’ll cover what could be considered a tattoo artist’s fault, the types of infection you could receive from a tattoo that has not been done properly, and how we could help you make a tattoo negligence claim for compensation. We answer questions such as ‘can you sue a tattoo artist for scarring?’ too. We’ll also provide some useful reading material at the bottom of this guide that could further assist you.

If I have an infected tattoo and sue, how much could I receive?

You could claim compensation for the suffering and pain caused by the infection you developed if it resulted from a breach of duty. You could also receive compensation for costs associated with the infection, such as loss of earnings if you were unable to work while recovering.

The amount you could receive when you sue a tattoo artist would depend on the severity of your injury, and how it has impacted you physically, mentally and financially.

What Is A Tattoo Injury Or Illness?

If your tattoo artist has not adhered to basic standards for hygiene and good health and safety practices for clients and you suffer some kind of tattoo injury, you could make a tattoo negligence claim. There could be many ways in which you could be injured while getting a tattoo. These could include:

  • Injuries that occur within the tattoo parlour such as slips, trips and falls
  • Infections from poor hygiene practices; these could cause an abscess that might leave you with a permanent scar
  • Allergic reactions to chemicals
  • slips, trips and falls
  • Other skin conditions
  • Excessive bruising
  • Allergic reaction
  • Excessive bleeding

If you could prove that a tattoo artist was at fault for your tattoo injury, then you may be able to make tattoo injury negligence claims against them.

I want to know how to sue a tattoo artist because they gave me a blood borne virus – can you help?

Yes, we could assess your personal injury case to see if you’re eligible to claim. This assessment is completed without charge. We don’t charge for advice over the telephone either, or for answering your questions.

If we believe your case could have a favourable chance of success, our solicitors could assist you. They work on a No Win No Fee basis. This means you don’t need to pay a success fee to your solicitor unless your claim concludes successfully.

What Should A Tattoo Artist Do Before, During And After The Tattoo Procedure?

There are certain steps a tattoo artist should take before, during and after tattooing a client. These should include:

Before Getting A Tattoo

  • Check clients are over 18
  • Ask medical questions to determine your suitability
  • Inform you of risks and get your consent

During Tattooing

  • Ensure equipment, skin and surfaces are clean and dust-free
  • Wear appropriate gloves
  • Use a new needle for each new tattoo client
  • Provide adequate aftercare advice

After Tattooing

Extending aftercare – checking all is ok and giving advice on healing.

If a tattoo artist does not do this and you suffer a tattoo injury, they may be deemed liable for your injury, and you could be eligible to claim compensation.

I have a bad tattoo, can I sue?

If you were unhappy with your tattoo, it may not be possible to claim. In order to seek compensation, you must have suffered harm as a result of the tattoo artist breaching their duty of care. For instance, if you developed an infection because the tattoo artist used unclean equipment, you may be eligible to claim.

To start your claim today, or to find out more about tattoo injury negligence claims, get in touch with our helpful team today.

Do Tattoo Artists Owe Customers A Duty Of Care?

A tattoo artist does owe a duty of care to clients. They should perform their trade to a reasonable standard, and they should do so with skill. They should also ensure they provide a clean, safe place in which to provide their services, to reduce the risks of infection. Your tattoo studio should ensure that they:

  • Check their clients are over the age of 18 (This is because tattoos cannot be performed on minors)
  • Have consent from the client to perform tattooing services. This consent needs to come from someone who is fully informed of the risks and aftercare requirements of a tattoo.
  • Check there are no prior medical conditions that could affect their health and safety by getting a tattoo.
  • Keep client’s consent and medical assessments for up to two years.
  • Follow stringent procedures for handwashing and glove usage.
  • Use new needles that are sterile for each client.
  • Ensure proper aftercare advice is provided
  • Ensure proper disposal of used waste that has been contaminated with blood, including used needles
  • And more.

Failure to adhere to these basic standards may mean a tattoo artist could be held liable to tattoo injury negligence claims against them if it could be proven that their negligence caused harm to a client.

What Accidents Could A Tattoo Artist Make?

By its very nature, a tattoo is meant to be a permanent thing, and if you have suffered a tattoo injury that has left you with a permanent scar, or led to an infection, then you may be regretting the decision you made to have one. There are many ways in which a tattoo could go wrong because of mistakes made by a tattoo accident. If you have had a tattoo injury, it may be because:

  • Your tattoo artist did not sterilise equipment or their working area properly, and it led to you suffering an infection such as MRSA or cellulitis, for example.
  • You contract contact dermatitis or impetigo because your tattoo artist didn’t change gloves between clients.
  • Your tattoo artist was too heavy-handed with the needles, and it left you with a scar. If you want to know can you sue a tattoo artist for scarring in the UK, then you would need to prove that it was their fault the scarring occurred and not through poor aftercare by you.
  • You are not asked about whether you have an allergy, and you have an allergic reaction to the ink.

Whatever the reason you’re considering launching tattoo injury negligence claims against your tattoo studio, please get in touch, and we’ll advise whether you could be eligible to claim tattoo injury compensation.

Could I Claim If I Acquired An Infection In A Tattoo Parlor?

If good hygiene practices aren’t followed in a tattoo parlour, then you could contract some sort of infection.

This is because bacteria could enter the skin through open wounds. Bacteria are present almost everywhere, from surfaces such as shelves and chairs in a tattoo parlour to the tattoo equipment. They could also be present on a client or tattoo artist’s skin. Because tattooing causes openings within the layers of the skin, if the equipment, skin and chair aren’t properly cleaned before the tattooing commences, there could be a greater risk of bacteria entering through the skin while a tattoo is in progress.

This is why tattoo studios should have stringent hygiene and cleaning protocols to follow. Tattoo equipment should be kept sterilised, and antibacterial cleaner should be used on your skin and on the chair before the tattooing begins. A new needle should be used for each client, and a fresh pair of gloves should be worn by the tattooist for each new tattoo.

Can you sue a tattoo artist for infection?

When asking, ‘can you sue a tattoo artist for infection?’ the answer could depend on whether you could prove that it was the tattoo parlour’s fault that you contracted the infection. If you could prove the hygiene practices within the tattoo studio were not up to scratch, then you could potentially make a tattoo negligence claim. Proving this could be complex, as the tattoo parlour may think that poor aftercare practices may have led to your infection. Having an experienced personal injury solicitor could assist with helping build a case that a tattoo parlour might find hard to dispute.

Reporting your concerns

You could also if you believe your tattoo parlour was at fault for a tattoo injury, speak to your local council to get them to investigate if you feel that poor hygiene practices were to blame. If the local authority finds in an investigation that hygiene practices were not up to scratch, this could be valuable evidence that could be used in a tattoo injury claim.

If you’ve suffered an infection at a tattoo parlour and would like to know more about tattoo injury negligence claims, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

Could I Claim For A Poor Tattoo?

One common question surrounding tattoo claims is ‘can you sue someone for a bad tattoo?’ Unfortunately, if the tattoo has not injured you in any way, and you have not been the victim of tattoo artist malpractice by way of causing you to suffer an infection, allergic reaction, or scarring, for example, you would not likely be able to claim tattoo compensation. This is because it could be expected that you should have done research into the tattoo artist that gave you the tattoo.

What could you do?

However, this does not mean you cannot do anything if a tattoo artist messed up – what to do may involve complaining to the salon and asking them to fix what is wrong with the tattoo or asking for a partial/full refund for the money you paid for such a tattoo. However, they would not be legally obliged to offer you this, and it would be offered at their discretion if it was offered at all.

However, if the tattoo artist has drawn a completely different design to what you ordered, and you could prove this, you may have cause to look into making tattoo injury negligence claims against the tattooist or tattoo parlour. It may be worth speaking to one of our advisors to see if this could be the case for you.

Could I Claim If A Tattoo Artist Tattooed My Child?

Has a child under 18 in your care had a tattoo in a tattoo parlour? If so, did you know that you could make tattoo injury negligence claims?

A tattoo lawsuit could be brought against a tattooist if they gave a person that was under 18 a tattoo, and this is even the case if a parent consents to the tattoo being done. This is because, according to the law, it is illegal for any person to tattoo an under-18 year old. Because the person that may be asking for the tattoo is under 18, they are not considered to have full capacity to understand the risks and future effects of having a permanent tattoo; therefore, the person tattooing them could be held responsible for a tattoo given to a minor.

Identification should always be requested before tattoos are done, and if a tattooist does not request identification and the client is found to be a minor, this could be considered tattoo negligence, and they could be liable to pay compensation if a tattoo claim is brought against them.

Could I Claim For Tattoo Removal Accidents?

If you are looking to have a tattoo removed, you may visit the parlour that you had it done at if they offer tattoo removal, or you may decide to go somewhere else. Usually, if a tattoo is not covered over and you would like it completely removed, this is usually done by way of a high-intensity beam of light being directed at the area. This works to break down the ink of the tattoo so that it fades and eventually disappears. You would usually be required to attend a few sessions to get your tattoo removed.

Know the risks

The technology used in laser tattoo removal could be considered relatively new, and because of this, tattoo removal is not regulated to the same degree as older, more established services would be. You should be informed of any risks before you undergo a tattoo removal, and the person performing the service should ensure that:

  • The equipment they use is fit for purpose, checked and maintained regularly and adheres to current regulations.
  • They do not leave the equipment on you too long or hold it too close to the skin.
  • You are in a good state of health, medically speaking, before removal goes ahead.
  • They adhere to health and safety requirements
  • They give you adequate aftercare instructions

If your tattoo removal has left you with scarring that you did not expect, or you have suffered some other reaction, then you might wish to look into whether you could make a personal injury compensation claim for your injuries.

To find out what other accidents could form the basis of tattoo injury negligence claims, please continue reading to the next section.

Other Accidents Which Could Happen In A Tattoo Parlor

In essence, if you have an accident within a tattoo parlour and it could have been avoided if the parlour had taken reasonable care of your health and safety, you may be able to claim compensation, even if the injury you’ve sustained had nothing to do with your tattoo. Examples could include:

  • Being injured on a broken chair within the tattoo parlour
  • Slipping on a spillage/ wet floor that had not been cleared up and suffering injuries in this way
  • Tripping on flooring that had not been affixed properly
  • And more…

A tattoo business is responsible for the health and safety of its clients and anyone else using its premises. They should have public liability insurance in place to pay out claims for accidents that happen within their parlour that they could be held liable for.

Tattoo Artist Workplace Accidents

If you work in a tattoo parlour and have been injured in an accident at work, you may not be aware that if your employer could be deemed at fault for our accident, you may be able to make a tattoo negligence claim for compensation. Any employer has a legal duty to look after the safety and the health of their staff while they are at work, and if they do not do so to a reasonable standard and you are injured, you may be able to make tattoo injury negligence claims.

Some of the ways in which an employer could be seen as taking care of employees’ health and safety could include:

  • Ensuring staff are trained in how to do their job safely.
  • Ensuring they are provided with PPE where necessary to avoid risks within their job.
  • Ensuring PPE is checked and maintained, replaced or repaired when needed.
  • Ensuring the workplace is free from trip hazards or that they are signposted
  • And more…

Could you claim?

If you feel that your employer has not taken care of your health and safety and this has led to you suffering an injury at work, then we could help you begin a tattoo negligence claim for compensation if you are eligible to do so.

It might be prudent for us to mention that even if a condition has developed over time, such as dermatitis, if your employer did not act to reduce foreseeable risks of you developing such a condition and you went on to develop it, you may also wish to look into making a tattoo negligence claim for compensation.

UK Tattoo Statistics

It has been reported that approximately one-fifth of adults in Britain have a tattoo, according to a 2015 survey. 30% of people in Britain aged 25 to 39 have been tattooed at least once. There is clearly a market for tattoos in the UK, and you may have noticed the presence of more tattoo shops on UK high streets that may have been opened to cater to this demand.

While it is true that many tattoos are applied correctly and safely, a report by the Royal Society for Public Health revealed that approximately 18% of people who had a tattoo, cosmetic piercing, or other procedure involving needles such as acupuncture or electrolysis, had negative side effects, many of which could establish grounds for tattoo injury negligence claims.

Side effects

Side effects that may be experienced could include soreness, swelling or bruising, or more serious side effects such as allergic reactions, the passing of blood-borne infections or diseases. Even more worryingly, two out of five people who underwent one of these procedures did not check to see if the person performing their procedure was licensed or registered to do so. The same report revealed that in Scotland in 2010, four cases of mycobacterium chelonae infection were traced back to a particular tattoo artist in a studio in Edinburgh.

However mild or severe the side effects of your tattoo have been, if you have suffered due to unsafe practices within a tattoo parlour, you may be entitled to claim compensation for this. You would need to take action within the personal injury claims time limit, however. This is, for most personal injury claims, 3 years from the date of the tattoo or from the date it was discovered that your illness/injury was due to your tattoo. However, there could be some exceptions to this limitation period. If you’re not sure whether you could begin a tattoo negligence claim, simply get in touch, and we’ll assess your circumstances and let you know how long you could have to claim.

Read on to find out more about what can be included in tattoo injury negligence claims.

[Source: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2018/oct/26/how-tattoos-went-from-subculture-to-pop-culture]

Tattoo Personal Injury Claims Calculator

If you’ve seen a personal injury claims calculator on another site and expected the same here, then it may surprise you to see the table below, which gives you an approximation of payouts for specific injuries relating to tattoo injury negligence claims. The reason we have put in this table instead of a calculator on this page is that it gives a quick snapshot of the sort of payouts that certain injuries could attract, which could save you time in inputting your details. These are, of course, only approximate amounts, as published in the Judicial College Guidelines, as the full extent of your injuries and the award they could attract would not be known until all the medical evidence is gathered and examined.

InjuryBracketDetails
Dermatitis£13,740 to £19,200On both hands. Soreness and cracking would be present and symptoms could have an effect on domestic and working life. The symptoms could last for a long time and may have some psychological effect on the claimant.
Dermatitis£8,640 to £11,410Either one or both hands, continuing for quite some time but use of treatment/gloves etc could help to calm symptoms down.
Irritation, itching and rashes£1,710 to £3,950On one or both hands, recovery within a few weeks.
Very Severe Scarring (Facial)£29,780 to £97,330The effects would be very disfiguring and usually have a significant psychological effect on a claimant. Claimants in this bracket are typically fairly young, from teenagers to early 30s.
Less Severe Scarring (Facial)£17,960 to £48,420Substantial disfigurement with a significant level of psychological harm.
Significant Scarring (Facial)£9,110 to £30,090Effects could be reduced by way of plastic surgery, but this would leave some cosmetic disabilities. Psychological reaction may have reduced with time.
Less Significant Scarring (Facial)£3,950 to £13,740One scar that could be camouflaged, or several small scars that might affect, but not markedly mar the appearance.
Scarring elsewhere on the body£2,370 to £7,830One single scar that is noticeable, or several scars that are superficial to the hands, arms or legs. These would leave some minor cosmetic effects.
Mental Anguish£4,670Fear of a reduction in life.

If your injury isn’t listed above, please do not think you would not be able to claim for it. Instead, simply call us and explain the details of your tattoo injury, and we’ll talk to you about the guideline amounts for your specific injury.

What Could I Claim Compensation And Damages For In Tattoo Injury Negligence Claims?

As well as the amounts we’ve detailed above, which could be classed as general damages, special damages to cover financial losses may be included in tattoo injury negligence claims. This might include:

  • Lost income – If your tattoo injury meant you had to take time off work, and you lost out on some or all of your pay because of this, then tattoo injury compensation might include loss of earnings.
  • Medical fees – If you have a tattoo and sue, and you’ve had to visit a private skin repair clinic or had to pay for prescriptions resulting directly from your tattoo injury, these could also be claimed for as part of your tattoo compensation claim.
  • Travel costs – Parking charges and travel to appointments concerning your injury or your claim may also be included within a tattoo claim.
  • Care costs – If you had to pay to put your children into childcare, or you required assistance with day to day living activities at home because of your injuries, then these costs could be classed as special damages too.

Whatever costs or losses you’ve faced because of your tattoo injury, it could be wise to keep proof of these somewhere safe so that you could evidence these as part of your tattoo injury claim.

No Win No Fee Tattoo Compensation Claim

Making tattoo injury negligence claims would not necessitate you paying out for legal representation upfront. If you choose to go ahead with a no win no fee personal injury solicitor, they would simply ask you to sign an agreement that you would pay them a success fee from your eventual payout. This success fee, as detailed in the Conditional Fee Agreement, would have to be, by law, no more than 25% of your settlement. If the lawyer in question didn’t secure you a compensation payout for your tattoo injury claim, you would not be required to pay them the success fee for a valid claim.

If you have questions about how this all works or would like to know why some solicitors might ask you to take out an insurance policy to cover legal fees in the event of an unsuccessful claim, we’ll be happy to explain.

All you need to do is call us, and we’ll be happy to give you more information on tattoo injury negligence claims or chat about your case to get your claim started today.

How Our Solicitors Could Help You Make A Tattoo Injury Claim

By calling Accident Claims UK, you could get free advice and support on making a tattoo injury claim. Our friendly, professional helpline advisors would take down some details of what has happened to you, and we may ask you a few questions too. Once we have all the details we need to assess your case, we’ll let you know whether we think you could be eligible for compensation. If we do not think your claim would end in a payout, we will be honest with you and tell you this. We’ll also explain why.

If we do think your claim would result in a payout, we could then go ahead and offer to provide you with a personal injury lawyer from our panel who could help you with your tattoo injury claim. You do not have to take this offer, and you don’t have to take our advice either. We won’t put you under any obligation to use our services. We’re here to help if you would like us to, however.

When I have an infected tattoo and sue, how long does it take?

This would depend on the case. For instance, the time it takes to receive compensation when you sue a tattoo artist could vary depending on whether the defendant admits liability.

What your solicitor will do for you in tattoo injury negligence claims

If you have an infected tattoo and sue with us, you will be appointed a specialist personal injury solicitor if your case is accepted. We believe that gives you the best opportunity of being compensated correctly for your injuries. Furthermore, it should make the process of claiming a lot less stressful. During tattoo injury negligence claims, our solicitors:

  • Conduct a thorough consultation with the client to fully learn the impact your tattoo injuries have caused.
  • Help to collect evidence that will be used to support your case.
  • Arrange for a medical assessment to be conducted.
  • Put together a professional claim before it is forwarded to the defendant.
  • Let you know about any updates as they happen in your case.
  • Handle all queries from the defendant or their legal team so that you don’t need to get involved.
  • Try to win the highest level of compensation possible in your case.

If you would like to discuss your claim or get free legal advice on how we could help you, please contact our team today. Our team of specialist solicitors have up to 30-years of experience in managing personal injury claims and winning compensation for our clients.

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Are you ready to begin a claim for compensation for a tattoo injury? If so, then there are various ways to get in touch with us. Whether you prefer to call our helpline on 0800 073 8801, email office@accidentclaims.co.uk, use the Live Chat of Contact Form; we’re ready to do all that we can to take the stress out of claiming. We look forward to hearing from you.

Tattoo – Sue For Injury From Negligence – Claims FAQs

Can I claim against my tattoo artist if I don’t like the result? 

Usually, no. The tattoo artist has a duty of care to you as a member of the public in their parlour. It’s their responsibility to ensure that their tattoo shop is a safe place to be and you’re not at undue risk of any accidents while you’re on the premises. It’s also up to them to ensure that you aren’t at risk of infections that may be passed on my unsanitary equipment such as needles or gloves. However, it’s not within their duty of care to make sure that you’re confident in your decision to get a tattoo and if you regret your decision afterwards, even if it’s because the artwork is poor, you won’t be able to make a tattoo negligence claim.

What kind of tattoo injuries could I claim for in tattoo injury negligence claims?

You could make a tattoo negligence claim for any injury you sustain in a tattoo parlour that’s the result of your tattoo artist neglecting their duty of care to you. These can be injuries related directly to your tattoo, like an infection that’s passed on because the equipment or environment wasn’t properly sterilised. But you could also claim if you’ve injured yourself in something like a trip or fall that was the result of poor housekeeping, such as a spill that wasn’t cleaned up or signposted properly. And this isn’t just the case for members of the public. If you’re employed at a tattoo shop and are injured because your employer neglected their duty of care to you, you may also be able to claim.

How can I determine negligence from an infected tattoo and sue?

  1. The third party in question owed you a legal duty of care
  2. Which they breached
  3. And you suffered as a result

How long after an incident can I make tattoo injury negligence claims?

Personal injury claims have a general 3-year time limit, which is effective from the date of the incident or the date you realised you suffered as a result.

Do I need a lawyer in order to make tattoo injury negligence claims?

No, this is not a legal requirement. If you suffer negligence from having a tattoo and sue, you could do so alone. However, having a lawyer can not only boost your claim’s chances of succeeding but help you get the maximum compensation you deserve.

How can I find a lawyer to help with tattoo injury negligence claims?

Look no further than Accident Claims. In addition to the free consultations we can provide, we could also connect you to our panel of personal injury lawyers to handle your claim on a No Win No Fee basis.

What does No Win No Fee mean?

Essentially, if you have an injury from a tattoo and sue on a No Win No Fee basis you won’t have to pay your lawyer unless they win your case. What’s more, there are no upfront or continuing fees to pay if you work with a lawyer on a No Win No Fee basis, ensuring that any financial risk in the claims process is minimised.

How can I contact Accident Claims for help with tattoo injury negligence claims?

You can get in touch for your free consultation on the number at the top of the page or refer to our contact section earlier in this guide. If you’ve had an injury from negligence relating to a tattoo and sue, we could help you get compensation.

Can I make tattoo injury negligence claims for injuries that lead to a death?

If someone were to suffer a tattoo injury at work that leads them to stuff for injuries such as infections, you may wonder how serious the consequences could be. In extreme cases, someone could suffer a tattoo injury negligence incident at work that could lead to a death. Whether this was due to an accident at work involving a needle piercing them, or through an infection that led someone’s death, a loved one could claim compensation on their behalf if they could prove that negligence led to the person’s death.

Below, you can see HSE figures for industries affected by fatal accidents at work for 2020/21. Although the beauty/tattoo industry is not listed here, it does not mean fatal accidents in this industry couldn’t happen.

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Would I need to work with a local lawyer on tattoo injury negligence claims?

If you had an injury from a tattoo and sue your tattooist, you might be looking for a solicitor to help you. You could visit the High Street, or look for local solicitors to you. However, you don’t need to use someone who is based in your local area to make a claim for compensation. You could have a solicitor based far away from you, as long as they are registered in England and Wales and they are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We could connect you with a lawyer who could bring their knowledge and experience to your claim, no matter where in the UK you are based.

Can you sue a tattoo artist for scarring?

In some cases, you could sue a tattoo artist for scarring. You would need to be able to prove that the scarring you suffered was due to their negligent breach of their duty of care towards you.

If, for example, you had not looked after your tattoo as per the aftercare instructions given, you might not be able to claim.

However, if the tattoo artist used unclean needles to tattoo you causing you to develop an avoidable infection, they may have acted negligently. In this case, you may be eligible to claim compensation.

We would be happy to assess your case for you, to see if you could claim.

How much compensation can you claim for tattoo scarring?

How much compensation you could get if you sue a tattoo artist for scarring could vary. You could claim compensation for the pain and suffering you’ve endured, as well as the loss of amenity such as how the injury has affected your quality of life. You could also receive compensation for any costs or losses you’ve incurred because of the scarring.

Could you help me sue a tattoo artist for scarring?

If you experienced scarring as a result of your tattoo artist breaching the duty of care they owed you, our team could help. They can discuss your potential claim to determine whether it’s valid and that you’re eligible to seek compensation.

If they determine that you could have a favourable chance of receiving compensation, they could assign you a solicitor. All of our solicitors work on a No Win No Fee basis. This means you would not have to pay any fees upfront to fund legal representation.

 Can you sue a tattoo artist for scarring in all cases?

If you’re wondering if you can sue a tattoo artist for scarring, you should know that it might not be possible in all cases. To make a personal injury claim for scarring, you’d need to be able to prove that it was caused by your tattoo artist acting negligently.

For example, they may have used unclean needles to tattoo you causing you to develop an infection that resulted in severe scarring.

If you are not sure whether you could claim compensation for the scarring you’ve suffered, our team of advisors could help. They could assess your eligibility to claim compensation. If it’s found that your case could have a favourable chance of success, we could connect you with one of our solicitors to represent you on a No Win No Fee basis. 

Can you sue a tattoo artist for scarring anonymously?

You would not be able to sue a tattoo artist for scarring anonymously. To make a personal injury claim, under the Pre Action-Protocols, you need to inform the party at fault that you are suing them for negligence. 

Essential References Relating To Tattoo Injury Negligence Claims

Licencing Information For Tattoo Artists – Here, you can see what is required when applying for a licence.

Information About Blood Borne Viruses – The HSE has produced some information about this subject.

Guidance On Tattooing – HSE – This publication covers COSHH guidance for tattooists.

Broken Chair Accident Claims?  – Were you injured on a  broken chair at a tattoo shop? If so, this broken chair claims guide could offer some assistance.

Have you been injured while undergoing beauty treatment? – This guide covers claiming for injuries sustained while undergoing a beauty treatment such as skin treatments and waxing.

Accident At Work Claims – Were you injured while working at a tattoo parlour? If so, this guide could help.

Thank you for reading our guide on tattoo injury negligence claims. Now, hopefully you know that if you have an infected tattoo and sue, we could help you get the compensation you deserve.