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Author Topic: What's the risk of getting Hep C from a tattoo?  (Read 9085 times)

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Offline frankfromatlanta

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What's the risk of getting Hep C from a tattoo?
« on: June 13, 2011, 04:42:08 pm »
I hear talk all the time to be careful about Hep C if I'm planning to get a tattoo. Is this real? It seems like in today's world where everyone is hyper sensitive it should be safe as long as you use a reputable place. Feedback appreciated  ???

Offline charlieoboy

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Re: What's the risk of getting Hep C from a tattoo?
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2011, 09:59:38 am »
My two cents is just make sure the place is legit and you should be fine. I'm not into tattoos but several of my friends are and they have never had a problem.

Offline dot3434

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Re: What's the risk of getting Hep C from a tattoo?
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2011, 10:25:07 pm »
I've got a bunch of tattoos. never had a problem although i always went to a place i knew.

Offline charlieoboy

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Re: What's the risk of getting Hep C from a tattoo?
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2011, 09:27:28 am »
This would be one of those places to avoid

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State shuts down unlicensed tattoo parlor
http://www.spotlightnews.net/news/story.php?story_id=130816331123905200

A St. Helens tattoo artist is under scrutiny for operating without a health license intended to protect patrons against the spread of serious ailments such as Hepatitis C, blood poisoning and staph infections.

Offline Ann

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Re: What's the risk of getting Hep C from a tattoo?
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2011, 08:47:16 am »
Any reputable tattoo artist will welcome questions about their health and safety precautions and practices. They should be using single-use, disposable needles, tubing and ink pots. If the artist dismisses your questions and concerns or gives you vague, non-answers, run, don't walk, to another artist and try again.

 


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