13 June 2016

Think twice before you get that tattoo

Tattoos are increasingly popular but getting one carries risks. You can get infections from ink contaminated with microorganisms such as bacteria and mould. Contamination could occur either in the manufacturing process or at the tattoo parlour. A common culprit is non-sterile water used to dilute the pigments, Serious infections could require months of antibiotic treatment.


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