Tag Archives : tattoos


Double award for local tattoo studio

The fight to stamp out illegal tattoo artists, sometimes known as “scratchers” in Plymouth has taken another step forward. Barbican based tattoo studio Dust n’ Bones has become the first in the city to be a member of both the Tattoo Hygiene Rating scheme and Trading Standards Buy with Confidence scheme. The new rating scheme […]


More illegal tattoo equipment seized

Tattoo equipment has been seized as two more ‘scratchers’ have been raided through the Council’s Operation Itchy. Officers from the Council’s Public Protection Service, together with the police, executed Court orders at addresses in Devonport and St. Budeaux over the last two weeks in the continued crackdown on illegal tattooists known as ‘scratchers’ who have […]


Tattoo equipment seized from Plymouth home

A third ‘scratcher’ has had their equipment seized as result of Plymouth City Council’s Operation Itchy. Officers from the Council’s Public Protection Team together with the police executed a Court Order at an address in West Park yesterday. A tattoo studio was discovered set up in the kitchen and items seized included tattoo machines, tattoo […]


Tattoo ‘scratchers’ targeted in Plymouth raid

Plymouth’s campaign to encourage people to think before they ink has got off to a flying start – equipment has already been seized from two properties. This morning the Council’s Public Protection team, accompanied by police officers. seized equipment from a house in Efford. The haul included needles, ink, tattoo machinery and tattoo stencils from […]