Tattooist fined after inking minor without parents’ permission – but abortions are fine.

Auckland tattoo artist fined after inking minor without parents’ permission
NZ Herald 25 June 2018
Family First Comment: “Auckland Council solicitor Vivian-Lee Rewi charged Vandenberg with failing to obtain written permission from a parent or guardian for a person under 18 before tattooing them – as required under the bylaw. The maximum penalty for the breach is a fine of $20,000.”
Parents should be informed – not undermined.

An Auckland tattooist has been convicted and fined for inking a minor without first getting written permission from their parents.

It is the first prosecution of its kind by the Auckland Council under a local bylaw, the Health and Hygiene Bylaw 2013.

Aaron Vandenberg, 30, entered a guilty plea and was convicted on May 22 in the Auckland District Court and ordered to pay reparation of $350 and court costs of $130.

He was a tattoo artist at Ink on Tattoo 75, in Queen St.

The teen had claimed to be 19 years old but no proof of age was requested.

Court documents show Auckland Council solicitor Vivian-Lee Rewi charged Vandenberg with failing to obtain written permission from a parent or guardian for a person under 18 before tattooing them – as required under the bylaw.
READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12058419

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