It seems like the youth of New South Wales (NSW) have developed a new hobby of backyard tattoos. The youth have been purchasing the tattoo equipments from internet without seeking their parents' permission.
Backyard tattoos is become a trend among the youngsters. However, they are unaware of the risks triggered by the practice. Many are getting themselves infected by going for backyard tattoos.
Looking at the health risks involved in the practice, the authorities concerned are now planning to bring restriction over the practice of backward tattooing. The Director of Public Health North Coast, Paul Corben, said that legal tattoo parlors should be contacted if someone wishes to have tattoo.
Besides, in the NSW it is illegal for a child to have a tattoo without seeking the prior permission of the parents. It has been informed that the infected needles used for tattooing can cause infections, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B and HIV.
The needles used in tattooing need to sterilized. However, the youth are falling into the practice of tattooing without knowing the risks involved in it. People have been asked to report to NSW Department of Community Service if they find any youth under the age of 18 years tattooing illegally.