One in ten adults in England have had a piercing somewhere other than their ear lobe, with a quarter experiencing complications, and one in 100 piercings resulting in a hospital admission.
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Tattoo and Body Piercing
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.
The connection between tattoos and hepatitis C virus (HCV) has long been suspected but never completely substantiated.
Wall Street Journal examined concerns that administering an epidural through a tattoo might pose health risks to the pregnant woman.
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.
New studies on tattoos and permanent makeups by U.S. researchers show that "permanent makeup" which is just another form of tattoo in place of cosmetics such as eyeliner or lipstick, and which is used by more than eight million women in the nation, may cause serious problems.
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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Ear piercing is common, but to avoid infection piercing should be done by a reputable expert who follows aseptic technique (wears gloves, sterilizes equipment and uses alcohol or other antiseptic on the skin).