Dallas Tattoo Parlor Accident Attorney

Tattoo artists reusing needles or failing to wash their hands before tattooing people… If this sounds like a fabricated story parents would tell their children to discourage them from getting a tattoo, you may be surprised to find out that this sort of conduct can actually happen to any of us. True story.

Yes, getting a tattoo is more popular than ever before, and it’s getting practically impossible to see a person with no tattoos whatsoever nowadays. But with the increased popularity of tattoos in Texas and all across the U.S., and with tattoo parlors springing up like weeds in May all across the nation, there is a heightened risk of getting injured in a tattoo parlor accident.

“The vast majority of these accidents are caused by negligence or carelessness on the part of tattoo artists or their employers,” says a Dallas tattoo parlor accident attorney at Law Office of Dorothy Hyde. “While it may be scary to think even for a second that you can be injured or harmed at a tattoo parlor, do not worry – you have a right to seek compensation for your injuries and resulting damages if you can prove that the tattoo parlor or its workers failed to take reasonable safety precautions to prevent harm.”

Tattoo parlor accidents caused by hazardous conditions

While it may seem as if all tattoo parlor accidents are related to the process of getting a tattoo, this is not true. In fact, a slip and fall accident is one of the most common causes of injuries at tattoo parlors in Dallas and elsewhere in Texas. Injuries caused by the property owner and his/her employees’ failure to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe and sanitary condition free of any hazardous conditions include the following factors:

  • Wet and slippery floors
  • Chemical spills
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Uneven or damaged flooring or carpets
  • Liquids or food on the floor
  • Trip-and-fall hazards on the floor
  • Improperly secured electrical cords and
  • Improperly maintained electrical equipment, machinery, elevators, escalators, and other

Negligent tattoo artists can cause your injury, too

As for the tattoo parlor accidents that occur in the course of tattooing, your injury can be caused by any of the following negligent acts:

  • Using contaminated, defective, or otherwise unsafe ink
  • Reusing needles, which can result in a blood-borne disease
  • Allergic reaction
  • Failure to properly wash hands
  • Failure to sterilize, sanitize, and clean equipment, tools, and work surfaces
  • Contracting a transmittable disease or illness from the tattoo artist
  • Performing a procedure in an unsanitary environment
  • Failure to review your medical history
  • Failure to confirm your age
  • The tattoo artist is not properly trained or qualified to perform the procedure
  • Failure to wear disposable gloves and
  • Failure to give adequate after-care advice

“These negligent acts, which are a clear violation of health and safety regulations imposed by Texas law, can put your health in danger,” says our experienced tattoo parlor accident attorney in Dallas. Tattoo parlor accidents can result in the following injuries:

  • Infections
  • Scarring
  • Blood-borne disease
  • Hepatitis
  • HIV
  • Allergic reactions
  • Disfigurement
  • Amputations
  • Permanent damage to nerves and muscles
  • Burns
  • Strains and sprains
  • Cuts, lacerations, and abrasions
  • Back and neck injuries, head trauma, and broken bones (from slip and fall accidents)

If you want to recover damages after a tattoo parlor accident, you need to have evidence to prove that the actions on the part of the parlor or its tattoo artist amounted to negligence or carelessness, and you also need to have a clear understanding of how the claims process works. Let our Dallas premises liability lawyers at Law Office of Dorothy Hyde provide you a free consultation and help seek compensation on your behalf. Call our offices at (214) 883-1700 to speak about your case.