Tattoos, body piercing and cosmetic surgery: mere personal adornment or non-fatal criminal offences?

Fellows, Jamie (2016) Tattoos, body piercing and cosmetic surgery: mere personal adornment or non-fatal criminal offences? Res Judicata: contemporary issues in administrative and public law, 1 (2).

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Abstract

This discussion poses the simple question: to what point do tattoos, body piercings, cosmetic surgery and other body adornments depart from mere body art and become non-fatal criminal offences, such as assaults, wounding, or grievous bodily harm? Central to this question is the issue of consent and whether one can indeed legally consent to such things when to do so would appear to be unacceptable levels of 'harm'. A second normative question is posed asking 'should' such practices be allowed?

Item ID: 42906
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 2206-3145
Keywords: tattoos, piercings, criminal offences, assaults
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Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2016 02:52
FoR Codes: 18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180110 Criminal Law and Procedure @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940403 Criminal Justice @ 100%
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