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Is it safe to get tattoos?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes

It is safe to get tattoos.
You should ensure that the tattoo artist is using sterile technique and the facility is clean & reputable. This means the artist should wear gloves, clean your skin with alcohol, use a sterile new needle, new unused inks, and use sterile technique with sharp items & bleeding, if any. People get into trouble with reused needles & inks causing infections like hepatitis c.

In brief: Yes

It is safe to get tattoos.
You should ensure that the tattoo artist is using sterile technique and the facility is clean & reputable. This means the artist should wear gloves, clean your skin with alcohol, use a sterile new needle, new unused inks, and use sterile technique with sharp items & bleeding, if any. People get into trouble with reused needles & inks causing infections like hepatitis c.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Hygiene/ sterility

How sterilize is the tattoo parlor equipment? 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: Hygiene/ sterility

How sterilize is the tattoo parlor equipment? 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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