Jmiller

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Name: Joyce Miller
Date registered: April 3, 2012
URL: http://www.aahs.org

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Health risks associated with tattoos and piercing

by jmiller on July 18, 2014

“Tattoos and piercings are ancient practices of body modification that have gained widespread acceptance in modern society, particularly among young adults.  Minor complications such as infection and bleeding occur frequently with piercings, but major complications have also been reported.  Tattoos and piercings appear to be a marker for risk-taking behaviors.”  A 2012 Harris poll indicated that 1 in 5 adults has at least 1 tattoo, up from 14% in 2008.  This is a clinical review of the health risks.  (JCOM, July)  Click here to read full text.