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On 1 February 2017 Michael Cain of Houldsworth Road Preston was fined £660 and ordered to pay costs of £1,315 for two offences:
Following a complaint from a member of the Public Environmental Health Officers entered his premises and found that he had been tattooing in unhygienic conditions. Officers removed and destroyed all of his tattooing equipment.
For more information see the Lancashire Evening Post - Illegal Tattooist must pay 2k after raid by City Officers
In July 2016 a Deepdale man was issued with a Simple Caution after Environmental Health Officers found that he had been tattooing from his home address. Officers were tipped off following a number of complaints from concerned members of the public.
When Officers entered his premises they found that he hadn't been tattooing recently because he had just acquired a new job. However he admitted to having undertaking some tattoo work over the preceding months. The man had been previously registered at other tattoo studios across Preston.
For more information on Simple Cautions go to the GOV.UK website
On 13 April 2016 Stephen Vickers of Dorman Road Preston was fined £1320 for two offences
He was also ordered to pay £330 towards the Councils costs and a £66 victim surcharge. On 20 November 2015 Environmental Health staff and Police gained access to Mr Vickers home they found that he had been carrying out tattooing in unhygienic conditions in the kitchen.
Investigating officers removed and destroyed all tattooing equipment, they also found that some of the tattooing equipment Mr Vickers was using was not being effectively sterilized. Therefore anyone having a tattoo was at risk of being infected or contaminated with a significant risk to their health.
For more information see the Lancashire Evening Post - Illegal Tattooist used poorly sterilised needles
On 16 March 2016, Vanessa Filipa Vitorino of Dundonald Street, Preston was fined £440 for two offences;
She was also ordered to pay £330 costs and £44 Victim surcharge. When officers gained entry to her home on the 2 October 2015, they found a large amount of tattooing equipment and unhygienic conditions. Unregistered people working from home pose a real risk to public health and spread infections such as Hepatitis and HIV, the Council would urge anybody that knows of people offering tattooing services from their home to come forward and report them.
For more information see the Lancashire Evening Post - Warning issued as illegal tattooist slapped with fine.
That's Lancashire news headline report, featuring Craig Sharp, Chief Environmental Health Officer, for Preston City Council.
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