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Getting Hepatitis Tattoo
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
No cancer, hepC--yes: There has never been a report showing tattooing causes cancer, but definitely hepc--yes. Hepc is transmitted because of dirty-needles; the artist may use the same needle used on a hepc positive person, thus can transmit the hepc to you. So, if the needle is sanitized or using a clean/new needle, you won't get hepc from tattooing. So, get tattoo at a clean place! good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Uncommon: Businesses that offer tattoos know they need to adhere to strict infection control procedures. You should see that they are using fresh, unopened supplies. What we really worry about are home-made tattoos, especially done in groups, or in jails/prisons. Here, even small amounts of blood from one person could be transmitted (along with hepatitis c or b for that matter) to someone else. ...Read more
How likely is it I could have hepatitis c getting a tattoo with homemade tattoo gun 8 years ago I don't remember if it was sanitized or not ?
homemade "gun" was only used by YOU the likelihood of having contracted HEP C with that gun = ZERO
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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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You are only at risk is universal infection precautions are not carried out. Ie. Sterilization, disposable needles, etc. Homemade or prison tattoos where the sharing of needles or ink is common is a common source of hepatitis c transmission. Be sure to ensure that your tatoo parlor uses proper sanitary precautions and techniques. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
If i get a tattoo from a very clean and respectable well known place, is there any chance i contract a disease such as hepatitis or hiv?
DependsOnWhereYouGo: Only if the needle used has infected blood on it If you go to a reputable place where they use a brand new needle and throw away after the use and also the ink is discarded And for next person same is practiced than you will not get infected with HepC But if same needle and ink is used there is a good risk of getting HepC ...Read more
How early can you detect hepatitis from a tattoo? I just got a tattoo done but i can't remember if they had the needle unopened. Can you get rid of it
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Regardless..: Have the inker show you the unopened plastic capsules that contain the ink, and the needle in the paper wrap in which it was autoclaved. Friends have told me what sound like good rules for tattoos -- none before you are 30, and only the tattoo that you have wanted for five years. Fraternity / sorority tattoos work best on the inner ankles; conspicuous tattoos may affect your getting a job. ...Read more