Jail for penis tattoo

Matthew Francis Brady arrives at Ipswich Court after allegedly tattooing an image of a penis on the back of another man.
Matthew Francis Brady arrives at Ipswich Court after allegedly tattooing an image of a penis on the back of another man.

AN AMATEUR tattoo artist who drew an unwanted 40cm penis on another man's back has been jailed for three months.

Ipswich District Court heard Matthew Francis Brady, 22, was asked by the victim to etch a Chinese Yin and Yang symbol with a dragon and tiger on his back.

But Brady instead inked the crude image and then bashed the victim when he was finished.

Crown prosecutor Nici Schmitt said on the day in question, October 18 last year, at Ebbw Vale, Brady convinced the victim to go ahead with the tattoo. When the victim complained it was hurting, Brady insisted he keep going.

The court heard Brady started drawing the circle for the Yin and Yang, which he then turned into testicles, a penis and a slogan implying the man was gay because Brady had taken offence to a comment the victim made.

Brady told the victim to keep the tattoo covered for a few weeks but the man showed a friend and they contacted police. The court heard the victim had moved away because he was too scared to stay.

Brady pleaded guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm while armed, assault occasioning bodily harm and performing a high-risk service without holding an infection control qualification.

Defence barrister John McInnes said Brady had a disadvantaged background.

He was sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended after three months, and three years probation.

The story made international headlines after The QT first reported the case. In July the QT revealed Ultimate Image Tattoo on Brisbane St did cover-up work on the victim for free.

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