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Hobart man fined $750 over underage girl’s facial tattoos
A 41-year-old Hobart man who tattooed “family” across the cheek of a 17-year-old girl as her mother watched on has become one of the first people convicted under a state law banning under-18s from getting tattoos or body piercings.
Amendments to the Police Offences Act introduced a month earlier made it illegal to tattoo people under 18.
The maximum penalty for tattooing an underage person under the new laws is a $14,000 fine or one year in jail.
The Magistrates Court in Hobart heard Ricky Lawrence Howard had been running an illegal tattoo parlour in the garage of his Bridgewater home.
Published by: ABC News 23/8/2016