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What are the side effects of tattoos?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Infection potential

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: Infection potential

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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Dr. Bob Ourian
A tattoo may also mask lesions on the skin and make detection of skin cancer more difficult.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Great point Dr. Ourian. Thanks, Heidi
Dr. Steven Bender
Dentistry

In brief: Tattoos

They fade and wrinkle over time ;-).

In brief: Tattoos

They fade and wrinkle over time ;-).
Dr. Steven Bender
Dr. Steven Bender
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