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can you get mollescum contagiosum from a tattoo?

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Dr. Harry Greenberg
26 years experience Dermatology
Possible, unlikely: Molluscum is a pox virus transmitted from person to person by touch. If your tattoo artist has a molluscum on their hand and touches you, they can transfer the molluscum.
Answered on Feb 27, 2013
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Case reports: There are case reports of presumed molluscum contagiousum inoculation by contaminated tattoo needles. It is not common.
Answered on May 15, 2013
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