Tattoo & Piercing
Tattoos and piercings both use needles to pierce the skin and you can be at risk of infection if proper steps are not followed. Serious diseases and damage to body parts is not the outcome you want with your new tat.
Read up on what to look for and go to an inspected artist to be safe with your choice! The artist should be able to answer all your questions and explain the procedure to you.
Body-piercing and tattoo artists must use pre-packaged, pre-sterilized disposable needles and sterile equipment. Sharing any of this equipment can transmit infections such as Hep C or HIV.
The artist should provide aftercare instructions on how to look after your tattoo or piercing to prevent infection.
|How to tell if you have a skin infection:
If the tattoo or piercing takes longer to heal than expected or is red, swollen, itchy and oozes pus, get it checked by a health care provider. A certain amount of pain, redness, swelling and oozing are normal after piercing or tattooing but if it takes too long to heal or gets worse as time goes on, you need medical attention.
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