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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Get A Tattoo If You Have Had Hepatitis

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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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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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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

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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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If you get a tattoo, how likely are you to get hepatitis c?

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

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

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

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 more

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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?

Depends: Hiv and hepatitis are blood borne. If the place reuses or does not properly clean needles, you could get infected with hepatitis and/or hiv. ...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

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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Is it unusual to get hepatitis C from a tattoo gun?

Is it unusual to get hepatitis C from a tattoo gun?

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

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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more