Intellectual Property & Copyright Policies

Here at we take pride in relation to both the quality and uniqueness of our site content, in particular our educational articles are often authored by experts after thousands of hours of practical experience, hundreds of hours of painstaking research, and peer review by other experts.

Editorial Process

Prior to publication of educational articles four important benchmarks are considered by our Education Advisory Team and our site content Editor;

- does the publication represent an acceptable standard of up to date information at the time of publication?

- does the publication meet our standards for; quality of information & construct, and accessibility for an audience with diverse range of educational backgrounds?

Evidence Based Practice
(EBP) - EBP is an interdisciplinary approach to clinical practice which has been adopted by the majority of health care professions and has its origins from the medical profession who use 'evidenced based medicine'. Adopting EBP requires that procedures and services to clients/patients are subjected to two guiding principles;

1) It is based upon [sic credible] research and client/patient studies.
2) That the research studies are selected and interpreted according to some specific norms [sic appropriate to the field of practice].

Evidence Based Practice in conjunction with full compliance with all regulatory requirements is sometimes referred to by the term 'Best Practice'.

In essence by making all best efforts to adopt EBP Cosmetic & Medical Tattooists are saying there is credible evidence for what we do and it is based upon the best information available to us, i.e. we aspire to 'Best Practice'.

- in relation to educational articles has a 'unique publication policy' i.e. in most instances the article has been previously published in its entirety or form prior to publication by us and once the article has been published it must not be republished without our prior written consent.

Under exclusive partnership arrangements some educational articles may be published as joint publications both on and via one or our media partners, in this instance the article will be regarded as a join publication.

Our rigorous approach to educational publications ensures that our articles are the very best available and they set the benchmark for the industry internationally for 'Best Practice'. As you can appreciate it involves the commitment of a great deal of resources to create and publish world class articles authored by leading international experts.


All content on is under strict copyright to the author and articles must not be copied or reproduced or otherwise dealt with in any way without the express written consent of the copyright holders.

Requests for Reproduction or Use of Site Content

If you would like to reproduce or have a pdf or hard copy of any publication then you must first;

  • Be an existing customer of

  • Identify the requesting party, i.e. the full name and address of the person making the request.

  • Precisely identify the site content you would like to make use of.

  • Inform us precisely why you are requesting a copy of our site content and what the exact purpose is that you would like our consent for your use.

  • Notify us if you are one of existing customers, requests from those who are not customers will not be given consideration.

NB. Only customers whom are in good standing with us and whom also provide an acceptable reason for requesting a copy of site content are given consideration to be granted permission for use of any of educational content via a 'limited use license agreement'. Any requests that do not meet the above criteria will not be considered. If a request is granted then fees may apply for administrative time, printing & postage, and royalties will be applicable for any form commercial use.

If you believe you meet the above criteria then you can use our contact form to submit your request as per the above guidelines.

Of course our site visitors can always return to our site and read our site content at no charge.

However we are sure you will agree it is quite incredible to be able to read such a high standard of educational information on our site completely free of charge at a time when others are charging high fees for access to far less accurate/comprehensive publications.

How to Reference Articles

If you wish to reference one of our educational articles it is important to ensure that the article is reference in accordance with our conventions and that the author is provided attribution. The correct format is as per below;

How to Reference: Authors Name & Title. Article Title. Educational Articles. Publication Date (inc revisions).

If you wish to include a hyperlink to the article then the hyperlink should be applied to the article title as per the above. For example;

e.g. Reference: A. Brown & B. Smith. What is a Cosmetic Tattoo. Educational Articles. 20/03/2012 (inc revisions).

It is important to note that any of our educational articles may be subject to revisions as and when we see fit and time permitting for the articles author, original publication and revision dates are normally indicated at the bottom of the article.

Mutatis Mutandis (latin): definition "with [sic only] those things having been changed which need to be changed."

If a revision is noted with mutatis mutandis this simply means that only a minor revision was conducted to correct typographical errors, broken links, formatting, structural construct etc rather than a substantial revision of content.

Copyright Infringements observes the treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization, we take copyright infringement very seriously and will take appropriate action in the event instances of copyright infringement. In the event of any copyright or intellectual property issues Melbourne Victoria Australia is the location of legal competent jurisdiction for

If you believe our site content is being reproduced without our consent you can notify us by using our contact form and by identifying where and how our intellectual property is being infringed upon.

If you believe any of our site content or any content added to the personal pages of our site members infringes upon your copyright then you can notify us by using our contact form and supplying us the following information;

  1. Your full contact details; full name, email address, physical address, and telephone number

  2. A statement that you are the authorized legal representative of the copyright owner (if you are not the copyright owner) and the full details of the copyright owner whom you represent.

  3. The act and legal jurisdiction and copyright legislation that you believe is applicable to your claim of infringement.

  4. The exact details of the intellectual property that you claim ownership of including original   publication dates (if any), and the precise nature of your ownership of the material.

  5. The exact identification of the content on our site and the precise details of how you allege that it infringes upon your copyright. Please include the URL(s) of the exact pages involved.

  6. You must agree with and include the following statement at the end of your communication;
      “I have a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law. The information in this notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”  

  7. Your full legal name must be added at the bottom of your complaint in lieu of your signature.

NB. Please note that will not respond to any copyright claims unless the communication meets the above criteria or unless an order is received from a court with competent jurisdiction.