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Tattoo and Body Piercing

Public Warned Against Receiving Tattoos, Piercings

2008-02-06 23:50

The Middlesex-London Health Unit is advising those seeking tattoos or piercing to obtain these services only from inspected, licensed shops. The Health Unit has recently received several reports of tattoos and piercing being done at unlicensed and uninspected establishments, including people's homes. Anyone who has received a tattoo or piercing at such an establishment, including a private home is asked to contact the Health Unit for follow-up and advice.

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What's In Your Microcapsule? Tattoo Ink - and More

2007-07-15 20:17

Brown University and Freedom-2, - developing inks to make safe, durable but removable tattoos - have reached a licensing agreement that gives Freedom-2 the rights to use the microencapsulation process perfected in the laboratory of Edith Mathiowitz for the purposes of making tattoo ink.

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Teens, Tattoos and Body Piercing

2006-09-25 11:28

Tattoos and body piercing are quite popular and are seen as a fashion statement, but there are health risks associated with tattooing and body piercing.

Tattooing and body piercing risks

My 15-year-old daughter really wants not only a tattoo, but she also seems to think everyone in her "group" is getting a nose stud. I have heard these things can pose a threat to your health. What information can you offer?

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