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What are the hazards of body piercings and tattoos?

The hazards of body piercings and tattoos are as follows:
  • Tattoos are permanent.
  • Because the tattoo or piercing needle breaks the skin barrier, infection can result.
  • Oral piercings can damage your teeth and mouth

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