Photograph of a tattoo

Piercings and tattoos are body decorations that go back to ancient times. Body piercing involves making a hole in the skin so that you can insert jewelry. This is often in the earlobe, but can be in other parts of the body. Tattoos are designs on the skin made with needles and colored ink. A permanent tattoo is meant to last forever. Permanent makeup is a type of tattoo.

The health risks of piercings and tattoos include

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  1. Piercing and Tattoos (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... body decorations that go back to ancient times. Body piercing involves making a hole in the skin so ... a type of tattoo. The health risks of piercings and tattoos include Allergic reactions Keloids, a type of scar ...
  2. JAMA Patient Page: Body Piercing (American Medical Association) - PDF  
    ... of the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE Body Piercing B ody piercing has been recorded from ancient ... to piercing of the ear cartilage. SITES OF BODY PIERCING FOR MORE INFORMATION • Association of Professional Piercers 888/ ...
  3. Body Piercing (American Academy of Family Physicians)  
    MENU Return to Web version Body Piercing Body Piercing What is body piercing? Body piercing is when a hole is made in your skin or through a part of your body so ...
  4. Body Piercing (Children's Hospital Boston)  
    B ody Piercing Body piercing is a serious decision. Before you decide what to do, ask other teens who have piercings what they think ... safe for you to have an oral or body piercing, you should talk to your health care provider ...
  5. HIV Transmission (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... I get HIV from a tattoo or a body piercing? Tattooing or body piercing present a potential risk of HIV transmission, but no cases of HIV transmission from these activities have been documented. Be sure ... no transfer of body fluids between people. Can I get HIV from ...
  6. ... insects. Can I get HIV from tattoos or body piercings? Tattooing or body piercing present a potential risk of HIV transmission, but ...
  7. ... infected blood, such as needles used for tattooing, body piercing and acupuncture (these needles should be carefully cleaned ... infected blood, such as needles used for tattooing, body piercing and acupuncture (these needles should be carefully cleaned ...
  8. Keloids (American Academy of Family Physicians)  
    ... They can also develop after you get a body piercing or a tattoo, or have surgery. Keloids sometimes ... get keloids may decide not to get a body piercing or tattoo. If you get your ears pierced, ...
  9. Hepatitis (Nemours Foundation)  
    What do drugs, alcohol, unprotected sex, tattoos, and body piercings have in common? They're all things your ... TOPIC Immunizations Tattoos Are Steroids Worth the Risk? Body Piercing Hepatitis B (HBV) About Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) ...
  10. Liver Wellness (American Liver Foundation) - PDF  
    ... items • Using only clean needles for tattoos and body piercings Hepatitis C Hepatitis C is a liver disease ... items • Using only clean needles for tattoos and body piercings • Getting medical care if you are exposed to ...
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