Police in Egilsstaðir shut down an underground tattoo parlour that had been operating under the nose of police without being discovered.
The northeastern town is not known for its high rates of crime, and with a population of just over 2,000 inhabitants, engaging in any ongoing illegal activity is likely to attract attention quickly.
However, RÚV reports that a tattoo parlour operating out of someone’s home was able to avoid police detection for an extensive period of time, and was only discovered thanks to an informant.
Police received a tip about the parlour and, upon arriving at the residence, shut the operation down. There are strict laws in Iceland regarding tattoo parlours, most of them falling under the jurisdiction of the Directorate of Health.
One suspect was arrested in connection with the crime, and confessed. The suspect faces heavy fines at most for the crime.