Minimize Risk Involved
piercing are permanent
makeup procedures that may increase the risk of contracting a number of
serious blood-borne diseases. All consumers should be aware of the
involved in order to make an informed decision. Since instruments used
in tattoo and piercing come in contact with blood and bodily fluids,
may be transmitted if the instruments are used on more than one person
without being sterilized.
in the mouth and nose protect us from many infections. Both tattooing
piercing procedures involve piercing the skin or mucous membrane with a
needle or other sharp instrument. Infections and diseases that could be
transmitted via the use of unsterilized tattoo equipment include
infections of the skin, tetanus, staph, some forms of hepatitis, and
and in some cases even allergic reactions. Consumers involved in the
may also have bacteria or viruses present on their skin that can enter
their body and cause infection when their skin is pierced.
who do the tattooing and piercing are also at risk of becoming infected
through accidental cuts and punctures.
infection and disease is to carefully choose where you obtain your
or piercing. So, take the time to find a good professional artist. Good
professional artists wants your whole experience to be positive and
be just as concerned as you are about preventing infections and
good art work.
getting a tattoo or having your body pierced at the particular
check with the local health department and with the staff at that
what sterilization procedures they use to prevent the spread of
Don't hesitate to ask many questions, and make sure you get
answers. If the artist can't or won't answer all of your questions,
be intimidated or afraid to leave and find a different artist. Keep in
mind that it's your body, your money and your choice.
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