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A young woman who visited a tattoo artist without a license came back with much more than she had expected: a life-threatening infection and permanent scar

A young woman who visited a tattoo artist without a permit came back with much more than she had expected: a life-threatening infection and a permanent scar.

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Nancy Anderson, 20, paid to have a cheap butterfly image tattooed on her left wrist when she was told that her favorite licensed studio in the high street was fully booked.

Nancy's friends recommended going to a men's house in Southend instead – even though he didn't have a driver's license.

A young woman who visited a tattoo artist without a license came back with much more than she had expected: a life-threatening infection and permanent scar

A young woman who visited a tattoo artist without a license came back with much more than she had expected: a life-threatening infection and permanent scar

Nancy Anderson, 20, paid to have a cheap butterfly image tattooed on her left wrist when she was told that her favorite licensed studio was completely booked

Nancy Anderson, 20, paid to have a cheap butterfly image tattooed on her left wrist when she was told that her favorite licensed studio was completely booked

Nancy Anderson, 20, paid to have a cheap butterfly image tattooed on her left wrist when she was told that her favorite licensed studio was completely booked

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& # 39; I was really impatient and wanted to do it then, & # 39; said the 20 year old.

& # 39; All my friends said I could let this man do it in his house, so I sent him a message and he said he would come that day.

& # 39; I am there on Sunday at 5 p.m. and he started my tattoo.

& # 39; All my friends said I could let this man do it in his house, so I sent him a message and he said he would come that day & # 39 ;, Anderson said

& # 39; All my friends said I could let this man do it in his house, so I sent him a message and he said he would come that day & # 39 ;, Anderson said

& # 39; All my friends said I could let this man do it in his house, so I sent him a message and he said he would come that day & # 39 ;, Anderson said

& # 39; I immediately knew something was wrong, it was really painful, as well as unbearable. & # 39;

The next day, Nancy, from Wickford Essex, woke up without any sensation in her left arm.

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The counselor immediately called her doctor and hurried to the hospital.

Upon her arrival, the 20-year-old was told that she had a serious infection and needed emergency treatment.

Upon her arrival, the 20-year-old was told that she had a serious infection and needed emergency treatment

Upon her arrival, the 20-year-old was told that she had a serious infection and needed emergency treatment

Upon her arrival, the 20-year-old was told that she had a serious infection and needed emergency treatment

She was given six drops of antibiotics in quick succession to prevent the smelly infection.

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Nancy & # 39; s nightmare went on when she was told that she should stay in the hospital overnight.

She said: & I was immediately placed on six different drops in my arm that they said were infected and they had to stop to reach my heart.

She was given six drops of antibiotics in quick succession to prevent the smelly infection

She was given six drops of antibiotics in quick succession to prevent the smelly infection

She was given six drops of antibiotics in quick succession to prevent the smelly infection

& # 39; Where my hand was so swollen, I was told that my blood was circulating and I had to & # 39; be held overnight. & # 39;

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Now Nancy, who has six other tattoos, warns others not to take the cheap option:

Nancy's nightmare went on when she was told that she should also stay in the hospital overnight

Nancy's nightmare went on when she was told that she should also stay in the hospital overnight

Nancy's nightmare went on when she was told that she should also stay in the hospital overnight

& # 39; It is not worth the risk of just saving some money.

& # 39; I have left permanent scars and I don't think a professional can fix it. & # 39;

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She added that the man who gave her the tattoo did not sterilize the room or cover surfaces with household foil, which is crucial to prevent infections.

She said: & # 39; Every time I have had a tattoo in the past, they have always covered everything in cling film, but he just laid tissue on top.

& # 39; When I asked him for movies, he said it wasn't necessary. & # 39;

& # 39; I only left at 10 p.m. – a tattoo of such a & # 39; n format should not have lasted that long. & # 39;

All tattoo artists must register with their city council, but the problem of the unlicensed ink cartridge is increasing due to the increasing availability of tattoo equipment.

Now Nancy, who has six other tattoos, warns others not to take the cheap option

Now Nancy, who has six other tattoos, warns others not to take the cheap option

Now Nancy, who has six other tattoos, warns others not to take the cheap option

All tattoo artists must register with their city council, but the problem of the unlicensed ink cartridge is increasing due to the increasing availability of tattoo equipment

All tattoo artists must register with their city council, but the problem of the unlicensed ink cartridge is increasing due to the increasing availability of tattoo equipment

All tattoo artists must register with their city council, but the problem of the unlicensed ink cartridge is increasing due to the increasing availability of tattoo equipment

In 2016, city councils called for tougher penalties for illegal tattoo artists, also known as scratchers, who warned that they were offering cheaper prizes to attract children.

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She said: & # 39; I felt nervous going to someone's house, but I thought it would be okay. & # 39;

& # 39; Now I absolutely regret it and I will never do it again & # 39 ;.

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