Man charged after allegedly tattooing minor in dodgy garage parlour

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A MAN has been charged for allegedly tattooing a minor without parental permission in Wollongong.

Police say a 15-year-old boy attended a home in Windang on Saturday 23 May where it’s alleged he received a chest tattoo from a 21-year-old man in the garage of the residence.


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Officers received a complaint about the procedure on Tuesday 26 May 2015.

That same day, officers attended the residence, where they allegedly found the man in the middle of performing a second tattoo on the same child.

The matter was referred to licensing police for further investigation.

It will be alleged the man holds a NSW Tattooist Licence; however, he does not have a licence to perform a body art business from his residence.

Police will further allege the man performed the procedure on the teenager without a parent’s permission.

The man was subsequently issued with future court attendance notices for the following offences:

  • Tattoo a child without the authority of a person having parental responsibility;
  • Carry out a body art tattooing business without being authorised to so by an ‘Operator Licence’; and
  • Carry out a development (land activity of Tattoo Parlour) without Development Consent from Wollongong City Council, including failing to comply with the requirements of Public Health Act 2010 in relation to ‘skin penetration procedures’.

The man is due to appear in Port Kembla Local Court on Wednesday 9 December.

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