Three workers at a tattoo parlour in Harlesden - among them a teenage girl - admitted failing to have the correct licences to practice.
The trio, who work at Coco Tattoo and Body Piercing, located above Library Parade Dry Cleaners and Laundry in Library Parade in Craven Park Road, were prosecuted by Brent Council for contravening health and safety regulations.
Paolo Boy, 27, of Seven Sisters, north London, described in court papers as “a self-employed body piercing practitioner”, and Sergio Motiu, 25, who lives above the parlour, appeared at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on August 5.
Boy and Motiu both admitted not having a tattoo artist personal licence from Brent Council on January 9 and for using the establishment without the correct special treatment licence in place from the same authority on the same date.
The third defendant, a 17-year-old girl from Hendon who cannot be named, admitted the same two offences at Willesden Youth Court the following day.
Motiu admitted a third count of failing to possess a personal licence on February 22 2013.
Boy was fined £200 with a £20 victim surcharge and was ordered to pay £200 court costs. Motiu was fined £400 with a £40 victim surcharge and was ordered to pay £200 court costs.
The 17-year-old was fined £15 and referred to Brent Youth Offending Team.
In the wake of the case, the owner of Coco Tattoo and Body Piercing is being prosecuted and is due at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.
Danny Cameron, 50, of Lyon Park Avenue, Wembley, has been charged with contravening on various dates between July 25 and July 31 a Brent Council Health and Safety At Work Act prohibition notice that ordered the offering of special treatments to cease in light of the lack of a mandatory special treatment licence.