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Stop the sale of tattoo equipment via online auction sites!

Petition published by Kieran Tyrrell on Mar 13, 2012
34 Signatures 
Target: Federal Minister for Health,
Region: Australia

Petition Background (Preamble):

I am a professional tattooist, calling for a ban on sales of all tattoo equipment via online auction sites. I am also calling for the sale of tattoo equipment to be limited to professionals only.

Since sites like eBay sellers started selling cheap tattooing kits, back yard tattooing has flourished, bringing a rise in substandard tattoos, scarring of individuals and the higher potential to spread diseases such as Hepatitis C, HIV, and other blood borne diseases and infections.

There is no limit to the age of the individual buying such equipment, and therefore teenagers are getting hold of this equipment and tattooing themselves and their friends, with no idea how to properly prepare skin for a tattoo nor how to actually operate the machines correctly in order to apply the tattoo.

Petition:

We, the undersigned, call on the Federal Minister for Health, to ban the sale of tattoo equipment via online auction sites such as eBay, and to bring about legislation that prevents the sale of tattoo equipment to anyone other than professional tattooists.

The Stop the sale of tattoo equipment via online auction sites! petition to Federal Minister for Health, was written by Kieran Tyrrell and is in the category Health at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: , , , , , ,

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