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possible tetanus? last night i gave myself a tattoo on my ankle using a sterilized sewing needle and exacto knife blade. i used crushed charkole from my art supplies with purified water as my ink. its not verry deep or a thick line and it only bled maybe

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
It : It is impossible to develop tetanus in 24 hours. If tetany is to develope it ensues over days (10-14days). Make sure your up to date on the tetanus shot.

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