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How do I avoid risk when getting a tattoo?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

To avoid health problems associated with tattooing, use caution when choosing a tattoo artist and studio. Make sure the tattoo artist wears gloves and sterilizes their instruments in between uses. A new needle and ink should be used for each person who is getting a tattoo. Know the laws in your state pertaining to tattooing and ensure that the studio you choose has the proper licenses.

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