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Getting A Tattoo Should I Get Tested

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Girlfriend has Tattoo from 1997. Should I worry about HCV?

Hi All, My girlfriend received a tattoo in 1997. Should I be worried at all of the possibility of HCV infection? I've read that several people believe they got HCV from Tattoos. Was this a common thing in the late 90's? She is very resistant to...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...In my experience, tattooes are a risk if they were applied in a home setting with persons sharing needles, or in a prison setting. In an official tattoo Read more »

Tattoo: Reused needle but inkless

My friend had a tattoo gun, there were about 7 who had used that same needle but all of them were... Read more »

hepatitis virus lifespan in bottle of tattoo ink

If a bottle of tattoo ink is contaminated with the hepatitus virus, how long can it survive? Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: HIV, Hepatitis Tests Urged After Unlicensed Tattoo Parlors Closed in Calgary

...nothing about a licensee's artistic training or skill, said Steve Peace, owner of Immaculate Concept Tattoo, an approved parlor. "Tattoos have been trying to come out of the gutter for 100 years and, pretty much, we're finally there. The guys at... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Iowa: Tattoo Parlor's Customers Urged to Get Blood Tests

... Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health is urging persons who received a tattoo or body piercing at an unlicensed Clear Lake tattoo parlor to be tested for HIV and hepatitis B and C. The business, which operated Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Tattoo Shop Owner Faces 21 Health Charges

... Eric Anderson, who ran the now-closed Zipp's Tattoo and Museum Shoppe on Whyte Avenue in Edmonton, faces 21 charges relating to health code violations and obstruction of justice. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: 3,000 Warned of HIV Risk at Tattoo Shop

... Customers who received tattoos or body piercings at Moonshin Tattoo, located on Dundas Street West in Mississauga, between March 2005 and February 2009 have Read more »
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tattoos

Posted by Anonymous
...cdc says no documented cases, i watched artist use one-time needkes/tubes, ink, etc. anyone wonder about tattooing? anyone know differently? they say hep c is likely transmitted by tattooing, but hep c is not sexually transmitted. it Read more »

Tattoo

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...All gay diseased men should have a HIV tattoo this will help stop spread HIV. Read more »

HIV In Prisons-MYTHS-Tattooing

Posted by Bear60, 2 Replies
...Read the part about Tattoos. Busted! Georgia Prison Study Shakes Down Some HIV Myths by Laura Whitehorn April 26, 2006A new study tracking HIV through Read more »

Hepatitis risk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...unprotected sex with man with homemade tattoos and professional tattoos. What do I do? Read more »