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hep c and tattoos
Jan 30, 2005

I have two tattoos that I got at a reputable shop. I have been reading a lot about hepatitis c and tattoos. I was wondering if I am at high risk for catching this disease

Response from Dr. McGovern

Most tatoo shops follow appropriate use of equipment so that transmission of hepatitis C via this route does not occur. If you are at all concerned about how the tatoo was administered, you can always request baseline testing. However I fully expect your results to be negative, if there are no other risks.

Dr. McGovern

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