Priest Wants Curbs on Tattooing, Body Piercing

Planning to get a tattoo engraved or your body pierced? Think again! For, blood poisoning, cross infections and at times even diseases like Hepatitis B and C are the lesser-propagated consequences of the art.

And the body art is now being criticized by none other than a Catholic priest in the New South Wales, who is propagating against the holding of a body art awareness campaign in high schools of the region.

Also, many organizations have shown reverence for the thoughts of the priest. One such body upholding the priest’s view for the anti-tattoo campaign is the Bega Valley Shire Council. The council would be holding a series of workshops in the schools of the region to make kids aware about the harms of the art.

The priest and these like-minded bodies apart, a tattoo artist at Batemans Bay, Annette Dyvle, has also advised against going in for tattooing and body piercing.

Hailing the anti-tattoo campaign, Dyvle says, “They (those going in for tattooing) are risking their lives… It’s just terrible, they don’t know what they’re doing. They could go too deep into the skin and can scar people”.

And the risks are even graver when one goes in for body piercings, she adds.