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what are the side effects of tattoos?

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Dr. Steven Bender
34 years experience Dentistry
Tattoos: They fade and wrinkle over time ;-).
Answered on Nov 1, 2012
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Infection potential: Tattoing can lead to infections with organisms like clostridium tetani, streptococcus pyogenes, staphylococcus aureus pseudomonas aeruginosa, haemophilus ducreyi, treponema pallidum & mycobacterium leprae. It can cause illnesses like sepsis, impetigo, tetanus & erysipelas.
Answered on Feb 2, 2020
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Provided original answer
Great point Dr. Ourian. Thanks, Heidi
Apr 21, 2013
Dr. Bob Ourian
Dr. Bob Ourian commented
25 years experience Dermatology
A tattoo may also mask lesions on the skin and make detection of skin cancer more difficult.
Apr 21, 2013

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