Does Tattoo Belong to Medical Treatments?
It would be not allowed to practice any medical business without a legal certificate of the physician according to paragraph 28 of Physicians Act. It would be a crime, if a medical treatment was practiced by a person who wasn’t a physician. Discussing about whether tattoo belongs to a medical treatment, the punishment according to paragraph 28 of Physicians Act would be defined in this article. First of all, it would be briefly introduced how a tattoo be practiced and how hurt it takes to human bodies. Than, the opinion of administration in Taiwan and of the legal practice in Japan, whether a tattoo belongs to medical treatment, would be explained. According to the former, it depends on the consequence whether tattoo belongs to medical treatments, while it could not be practiced without a physician according to the latter. It could not be an invasive medical treatment because a tattoo would be practiced on dermis without any injury of hypodermis. It would be punished according to negligent injury because of malpractice in Criminal Law instead of Physicians Act.