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Tattoos? Think before you ink.

As of 2012, 1 in 5 adults had a tattoo.  This is up from 14% in 2008.  Truthfully, tattoos are usually trouble-free.  But tattoos can pose health risks… Unsterilized tools. Contaminated ink. Scarring. Blood-borne diseases (HIV and hepatitis). Toxins in … Continue reading

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Risks to consider when getting a tattoo. . .

Three risks to consider when getting a tattoo.   Purchase, possession and overt health risks. Purchase risks include expense and pain.  Adolescents are especially at risk for impulsively obtaining a tattoo and may overpay, choose a tattoo parlor that is unsafe/unclean, or have … Continue reading

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Considering a tattoo?

Here’s a riddle: What is expensive and painful to get; even more expensive and painful to get rid of; a common source of infection and allergies; and something that you will probably want to have removed some day? Answer: a … Continue reading

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