Tayside and Central Scotland

Man charged after Central Scotland tattoo party

A man has been charged with unlicensed tattooing after police disrupted a "tattoo party" near Falkirk.

Central Scotland Police said the person allegedly being tattooed by the 51-year-old was over 18.

A report has been sent to the procurator fiscal.

On Thursday, the force warned of the dangers of tattoo parties and said it had learned of children as young as nine being tattooed.

A police spokeswoman said: "We thank members of the public for coming forward and we encourage anyone with information on unlicensed tattooists or the tattooing of those under 18 years old to contact the police on 01786 456000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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