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Body Modification (Tattoo and Piercings)

Body piercings and tattoos are high trend and lots of young people are interested in having a body modification done.  But it’s important to check out the information about the risks before you make a decision, take a look at these links.

Scratchers Have You Thought About Getting A Tattoo?

Scratchers Know The Facts About Illegal Tattoos

Check it Out Body Piercing Campaign Card

Check it Out Body Piercing Leaflet

Check it Out Body Piercing Poster

Check Out the Law Poster


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If you are concerned about another child or young person, follow this link: Referring a safeguarding concern to Children’s Social Care

Helpful organisations:

  • Childline for advice and support to children and young people. Phone 0800 1111 or visit the Childline website.

  • Kidscape is a Children’s charity that gives practical advice to young people about bullying and keeping safe. Visit the Kidscape website. 

  • The Samaritans confidential helpline for young people experiencing feelings of distress or despair – tel: 08457 90 90 90. Visit The Samaritans website

  • Youth Access – Tel: 020 8772 9900. This organisation will put you in touch with local services that offer information, advice and counselling

  • The Hideout - for young people affected by domestic abuse. Visit The Hideout website.