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Tattoo, Body Piercing Can Put You at Hepatitis Risk

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- 1453 days ago -
Getting a tattoo or body piercing may help you look 'cool' among your peers but the style statement may come loaded with an infection of hepatitis B and C virus. Experts warn, think before you ink!


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Animae C (508)
Wednesday July 29, 2015, 5:20 am
O yes i knew that over 10 years ago when i wanted my eyebrow pierced!
i got my doctor to do it!

Dotti L (85)
Wednesday July 29, 2015, 2:09 pm
Not intending to disagree with this article, but a person needs to go to a reputable tattoo artist. My artist uses a sterile, disposable needle with each tattoo. He also came highly recommended from friends. Now I am interested in the semi;colon for my next one. Thank you for posting this Rituraj. People do need to be careful, very careful.

Dotti L (85)
Wednesday July 29, 2015, 2:18 pm
My comment disappeared. This has been happening all day. That is why I checked back to see if my previous one went bye-bye.

Dotti L (85)
Wednesday July 29, 2015, 2:20 pm
There they are. Also has anyone else noticed that green stars have gone crazy? A friend sent one and it came through 10 times.

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday July 29, 2015, 3:08 pm

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 29, 2015, 9:56 pm
You gotta do your homework+find a a reputable artist. thanks

Gloria H (88)
Wednesday July 29, 2015, 10:56 pm
doesn't hurt to get a hep. shot....just a different sort of needle is used.

How about all the stores in malls that pierce ears?????????????? I'm sure the sales associates are NOT licensed to use a piercing gun. The earring may be "sterile" but what about the gun itself? Are they disinfected after use? Wouldn't it be possible that minute drops of blood get on them?

Janet B (0)
Thursday July 30, 2015, 12:56 pm

Roro l (0)
Friday July 31, 2015, 3:58 am
Thank you!

Jim M (38)
Saturday August 1, 2015, 1:56 am

Jim M (38)
Saturday August 1, 2015, 1:56 am
thank you

Lawrence D (3)
Saturday August 1, 2015, 6:01 am
Body art with risk.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Sunday August 2, 2015, 10:49 am
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