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hep c and tattoos
Jun 17, 2007

I am wondering what the overall likelyhood of getting infected with hep c at a tattoo parlor is. I got a tattoo in Italy in 2002 at a reputable place but then I've been reading that people who get tattooed outside of the US may be at risk for Hep C. Can you comment on this? Thank you.

Response from Dr. McGovern

The whole issue is whether you were tattooed with a new needle or not. If you have any nagging concerns, I would simply get tested.

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