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I recently got tattooed by a friend. The gun was boiled for 20 minutes, new needles, ink, and sanitation. No one has hepatitis but can still get it?

Cannot tell: Tatoos are a risk factor for acquiring hepatitis c. Sometimes it is contaminated ink while other times it is not adequately sterilized equipment. Not sure if 20 min of boiling is adequate. ...Read more

Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


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Is there still can be any chances of getting hepatitis if i get my tattoo done from a clean place where they use new needle and ink? Any other advices

Is there still can be any chances of getting hepatitis if i get my tattoo done from a clean place where they use new needle and ink? Any other advices

Don't get a tattoo: It makes it less likely that you would get hepatitis, but there is no real way to say for sure unless you see them using new sterile needles. Best way would be not to get a tattoo at all. ...Read more

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Do tattoos cause ink poisoning?

Do tattoos cause ink poisoning?

It is possible: Writing ink is composed of a combination of dyes pigments solvents and water according to medline plus. These ingredients individually and together are nonpoisonous and treatment generally is not needed if less than an ounce is consumed. Tattoo ink is not regulated by the food and drug administration and therefore could contain any number of ingredients that cause poisoning especiallyhome made. ...Read more

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Even with modern laser removal, does tattoo ink ever leave the body? Could accumulation in lymph nodes cause health issues?

Yes and maybe: Ist question The tattoo ink is vaporized and most the ink is gone. There may be some residual and some ink is very hard to remove. If the pt has had poorly done inking and a lot of tattoo in may get in the lymph nodes. I am not aware of significant disease in this regard. See your dermatologist or plastic surgeon for adequate treatment. ...Read more

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Will the rash caused by scabies wreck any of the ink in my tattoos? Will the burrowing cause any kind of scarring on top of the skin?

Will the rash caused by scabies wreck any of the ink in my tattoos? Will the burrowing cause any kind of scarring on top of the skin?

Unlikely, but . . .: Inflammation, rash, and scratching has a potential to cause your body to degrade and absorb some of the tattoo ink in localized spots. Cure the scabies, don't scratch in the meantime, and watch those sexual contacts. There are worse things that can happen than your tats fading a bit. ...Read more

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I'm undergoing laser tattoo removal. Read about possible cancers caused by fragmented ink particles. Can a healthy immune system eliminate most ink?

I'm undergoing laser tattoo removal. Read about possible cancers caused by fragmented ink particles. Can a healthy immune system eliminate most ink?

Yes: There is no solid data to believe that the ink causes cancers. THe q switched laser shatters the ink and your immune system carried it to the lymphatic's. Many times the entire tattoo can be removed esp black ink. but not always at times there is residual ink left behind. Colors like yellow, white some blues and greens also are more likely to have residual ink. ...Read more

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In laser tattoo removal, what happens to the ink your body can't remove? Does it stay in your lymph nodes, kidneys, etc. Can it cause health problems?

In laser tattoo removal, what happens to the ink your body can't remove? Does it stay in your lymph nodes, kidneys, etc. Can it cause health problems?

Immune system: The laser breakes up the ink small particles the immune cells take it to the lymphatics where it gets expelled. It is uncertain how long it remoins in the nodes. Persons with tattoos have flecks in the nodes for life with no seemingly adverse outcomes. Laser tattoo removal does not seem to cause medical illness at least in the past decade that it has become popular. Just go to a medical doctor ...Read more

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I am allergic to tatto ink. Will laser removal cause the allergens to spread through my body and cause allergic reactions in other areas?

I am allergic to tatto ink. Will laser removal cause the allergens to spread through my body and cause allergic reactions in other areas?

Possibly: There have been case reports of systemic allergic reactions to vaporized tattoo ink during laser removal including anaphyllactic reactions. Certain lasers are more prone to cause this reaction. If you have a history of a severe reaction to ink and must remove the tattoo, surgical methods of removal may be safer. ...Read more

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Can you contract hepatitis from a tattoo?

Not if you're smart: Today's professional inkers will show you the sterilized, plastic-sealed containers of ink, and the autoclaved tattoo needles, and break the seals on both as you watch. Do not settle for anything less. Sadly, as dr. Singh points out, some people are dumb enough to be inked by friends or goofballs. ...Read more

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What type of hepatitis could I get from tattoo?

What type of hepatitis could I get from tattoo?

B, C , D: Most commonly hep b and hep c, but d possible. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a tattoo if you have had hepatitis?

Hepatitis and tattoo: Hepatitis can be transmitted via non sterilized needles.A reputed tattoo place wold use sterilized needles.However, if your own infection status if known , must be notified to the tattoo technician as he must protect himself and other clients from possible transmission of infection. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting hepatitis from a tattoo needle?

What are the chances of getting hepatitis from a tattoo needle?

Hepatitis from tatto: If the artist reuses the same needle than you would be exposed to any number of infections including hepatitis if his previous clients had the infection. Any blood borne infection can be passed by using the same needle on multiple clients. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis C be transferred from tattooing?

Not if you're smart: Today's professional inkers will show you the sterilized, plastic-sealed containers of ink, and the autoclaved tattoo needles, and break the seals on both as you watch. Do not settle for anything less. ...Read more

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What are the laws with tattooing and hepatitis c? Are there any laws?

What are the laws with tattooing and hepatitis c? Are there any laws?

Tatoos: There are at least 3 forms of viral hepatitis, a, b, and c. Vaccines are available for a and b. All can be transmitted by dirty needles, and some by food and sexual exposure. Tatoo parlours use needles to inject the dye into the skin, to make the tatoo, and so brand new sterile needles must be used on every client, and proper sterilization must be used in the facility to prevenf spread of disease. ...Read more

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What are the laws with tattooing and hepatitis?

Tattoos and disease: I am not sure what you are asking here. Laws or statutes regulating tattooing differ by state. Whoever does your tattoo should use scrupulous cleaning technique to prevent spread of blood-borne diseases from person to person. If a shop is messy, it is a pretty good indication of cleaning techniques. Common sense will keep you safe. ...Read more

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I get tattoos, am I more at risk for hepatitis b?

I get tattoos, am I more at risk for hepatitis b?

Yes: Just like any other invasive procedure - if the guy pricking your skin has something - you have a chance of getting it -. ...Read more

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Does hepatitis stay in your system forever or can you treat it to go away? From a tattoo?

Does hepatitis stay in your system forever or can you treat it to go away? From a tattoo?

Hepatitis: Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver and it can be caused by many things: virus, alcohol, chemicals, medicines, autoimmune to name a few. When you are infected with a virus it can go away or it can remain latent and quiescent and possibly reactivate later or it can remain active either slowly smoldering or more strongly active. There are 3 main types of viral hepatitis a, b and c. There is tr. ...Read more

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Can you get hepatitis C from tattooing?

Can you get hepatitis C from tattooing?

Hepatitis & tattoos: If the needle and the ink are contaminated with blood from someone with hepatitis c, the answer is yes. ...Read more

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