11 January 2012>
A Caerphilly county borough man has been taken to court by Caerphilly County Borough Council and fined after he was found to be undertaking tattooing while being unregistered.
Ian Andrew Davies of Rhymney appeared in court on 3rd January 2012 – he pleaded guilty to two offences under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 of undertaking the practice of tattooing while not being registered with Caerphilly County Borough Council and tattooing at a premise not registered with the council.
Davies was ordered to pay a £100 fine for each of the offences, together with £250 costs and a £15 victim surcharge. Additionally a substantial amount of tattooing equipment was seized and destroyed during the investigation.
Cllr Rob Gough, Cabinet Member for Public Protection said, "Our team of officers within our Environmental Health section work tirelessly to investigate such activity in order to protect the health of our residents. I hope this prosecution will act as a deterrent to others".
This is the first in a series of investigations into illegal tattooing activities within Caerphilly county borough.
Browse the list of registered tattooists in Caerphilly county borough on our Health and safety advice - Getting a tattoo web page.
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