Over the years, tattoos have become increasingly popular among all age groups. The reasons for getting a tattoo are varied—some people get a tattoo as an expression of one’s individuality. Others may get a tattoo to mark a milestone in their life. Still others may get a tattoo to beautify their body.
If you are thinking about getting a tattoo it is important to realize that there is a very real chance that you could get hepatitis B or C or another infection from an unsafe tattoo if safety practices are not followed very carefully.
This section of our website was created to promote safer tattooing. We welcome any advice and feedback to make this section as helpful and useful as possible. We have included several factsheets (listed below) as well as our Tattoo blog: Our goal with the blog is to keep our audience up to date with the regular news about all things tattoo related especially up to date information safety data.
Pictured here is our Tattoo Postcard—Don’t get more than a Tattoo. It is available in a PDF format that you can download, copy or send to your outside professional print shop.
Note: Reprint permission is granted and encouraged with credit to the Hepatitis C Support Project /HCV Advocate.
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