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Odds Of Infection Tattoo

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Tattoo and risk of infection (different than in the archives)

Dr. Bob, I did an internet search and your name came up. I read you provide science-based logic to your practice. Being a fellow scientist, I respect your wisdom. With that said, I have a few questions pertaining to my tat (my first and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the facts (science)?"They used new needles and tubes."The health department report was "clean as a whistle.""The CDC has taken tattooing in commercially licensed facilities off of the risk list.""I know there has not been a reported HIV infection... Read more »

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... 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 »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tattoo Artists Need Closer Monitoring, Study Says

...Canadian researchers found in a newly published review and meta-analysis of studies from 30 countries. Individuals with multiple tattoos over large swaths of skin were at a higher risk of contracting hepatitis C, said lead author Dr. Siavash... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Concerns Spark Bills to Regulate Tattoo Parlors and Ban Children From Tanning Booths

... Florida's first-ever licensing requirements for tattoo artists would go into effect under legislation proposed by state lawmakers. The measures, SB 942 by Sen. Eleanor Sobel (D-Hollywood) 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

Minnesota: Regulate the Tattoo Industry? Some Artists Agree on the Point

...used. "They certainly should be knowledgeable about potential risks and techniques which they're using." While infections from tattoos are rare, they do happen, he added. However, some believe the proposed changes are unnecessary and burdensome.... Read more »
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TATTOO RISKS???

Posted by curls, 2 Replies
...typical of hiv infection? I'm really scared can anyone help with some insight? I know hiv infection isn't recorded b y CDC from tattoos, but does this sound like infection? Read more »

Tattoo and body piercing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello my friends. I have a question. Can you get hiv from body piercing or tattoo? I had unprotected sex with someone who had tattoos on his hands. What is the % of infected people who got the disease from tattoos? Read more »

Tattoo and me

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Like I said, I am concerned that it might do damage to me. But, I don't really know too much about this stuff when it comes to tattoos. If any has any information please let me know. I guess it'd be best to talk to my doctor before getting 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 »