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A young woman who visited an unlicensed tattoo artist came back out with much more than she bargained for: a life-threatening infection and permanent scar.
Nancy Anderson, 20, paid to have a cheap butterfly image tattooed on her left wrist when she was told that her favourite licensed, high street studio was fully-booked.
Nancy - Friends - Man - House - Southend
Nancy's friends recommended that she go to a man's house in Southend instead - even though he had no license.
'I was being really impatient, and wanted it done then,' said the 20-year-old.
Friends - Man - House - Day
'All my friends said I could get it done by this man at his house so I messaged him and he said to come over that day.
'I got there on Sunday at 5pm and he started doing my tattoo.
Something - Excruciating
'I immediately knew something was wrong, it was really painful- like excruciating.'
The next day Nancy, from Wickford Essex, woke up without any sensation in her left arm.
Care-worker - GP
The care-worker immediately called her GP and rushed herself to hospital.
On her arrival, the 20-year-old was told that she had a serious infection and would require urgent treatment.
Drips - Succession - Order - Infection
She was given six antibiotic drips in quick succession in order to stymie the fetid infection.
Nancy's nightmare continued when she was told that she would have to stay at the hospital overnight.
'I - Drips - Arm
She said: 'I was immediately put on six different drips in my arm which they said was infected and they...
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