Professional tattoo artists say they are being asked to fix botched and infected backyard jobs.
This story comes from Queensland, but it is likely to be a problem throughout Australia.
Information on young people and tattoos in NSW can be found in Chapter 8 of the Law Handbook available on the Find Legal Answers website:
A person under the age of 18 must have parental consent to get a tattoo or any permanent marking on the skin. A person performing tattooing or similar procedures without parental consent is committing a criminal offence under the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998, section 230.