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.