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Dec 13, 2007

Hello. I got a tattoo about a year ago. A large one that too like 4 sittings. A 14 hour tattoo. It just dawned on me, after each sitting, he told me to go into the bathroom, and wash my tattoo with soap and warm water before he applied the bandage. Im sure he does this with all clients. My question is, how likely could cross contamination in the bathroom be? Using the same sink, soap, and paper towel roll that customers before me have used. Turning on the water, pushing the soap pump, then using that hand to lather the soap on my arm. Is this a risk for Hep B? I did a Hep C home test about 7 months after, so I know I am Hep C negative. But am I at a big risk of Hep B from using the bathroom everyone else used to wash up? Thank you! Im scared, so I hope you answer

Response from Dr. McGovern

I would not consider this a risk.

Hepatatis B (....results....)
living with someone who has hepatitis c

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