Illegal beauty salon owner faces charges for customer injury

The China Post news staff

The China Post news staff–A woman, who was operating a beauty salon without a license, was sentenced to six months in prison for violating the Physician’s Act after she injured one of her customer’s corneas while tattooing the contours of the victim’s eyes.

The convicted 45-year-old owner, surnamed Chian, was tattooing around the victim’s, surnamed Tu, eyes in January last year when she accidentally sprayed dye into one of her eyes causing serious damage to her cornea. Chian was found guilty of violating the Physician’s Act for performing an invasive procedure on Tu without having the proper license to run the beauty salon in Sanchong, New Taipei City.

The court originally sentenced Chian to six months imprisonment, commutable to a fine. Chian is still permitted to appeal.