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Is it medically dangerous to get a tattoo?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Depends on what part of your body is being tattooed, and who's doing the procedure.
There is need for clean needles and non-toxic inks, etc. You would need to check the health regulations for your state, and see if the parlor you're considering using, is following them. Otherwise, you're exposing yourself to dangers you can't even guess at.

In brief: Depends

Depends on what part of your body is being tattooed, and who's doing the procedure.
There is need for clean needles and non-toxic inks, etc. You would need to check the health regulations for your state, and see if the parlor you're considering using, is following them. Otherwise, you're exposing yourself to dangers you can't even guess at.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Infections

Tattoing can lead to infections with organisms like clostridium tetani, streptococcus pyogenes, staphylococcus aureus pseudomonas aeruginosa, haemophilus ducreyi, treponema pallidum & mycobacterium leprae.
It can cause illnesses like sepsis, impetigo, tetanus & erysipelas.

In brief: Infections

Tattoing can lead to infections with organisms like clostridium tetani, streptococcus pyogenes, staphylococcus aureus pseudomonas aeruginosa, haemophilus ducreyi, treponema pallidum & mycobacterium leprae.
It can cause illnesses like sepsis, impetigo, tetanus & erysipelas.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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