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'Body Modifier' Arrested Over Botched Procedure

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'Body Modifier' Arrested Over Botched Procedure

Detectives have arrested a tattooist/body modifier over a procedure gone-wrong in Newcastle.

A 33 year old woman arranged for the man to perform work on her body in 2016 at a business in Newcastle West.

However she later went to police to make a formal complaints, claiming she was the victim of genital mutilation.

Police launched an investigation, and arrested a 37 year old man at his home at Terrigal on the Central Coast at around 8am this morning.

He's currently being questioned by detectives.

They say he's not a qualified medical practitioner.

Body modification is currently not legislated in NSW, however members of the so-called Skin Penetration industry are required to follow public health regulations.