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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. Tattoos and Body Piercings (American Academy of Dermatology)  
    ... and care Tattoos and body piercings Tattoos and body piercings Who has According to a 2004 survey of ... A dermatologist can determine which method is best. Body piercings Common reactions to piercings include infection and metal ...
  3. 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/ ...
  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. 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 ...
  6. 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 ... is no transfer of body fluids between people. Can I get HIV from ...
  7. Body Art (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) - PDF  
    ... genitals. What are the most common problems from body piercing, and what are some ways to prevent some ... are allergic to any metals. • Safe metals for body piercing include: surgical steel, solid 14-karat or 18- ...
  8. Teenage Skin: Tattoos, Piercings and Tanning (American Academy of Dermatology)  
    ... ear lobe piercings and 14 percent had a body piercing in a location other than the ear lobe. ... Thirty percent of those pierced had their first body piercing by the age of 18. 1 Individuals who ...
  9. Tattoos and Piercing (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health)  
    ... follow the advice below to protect your precious body. Piercing Because piercing involves making a hole in your ... will take to heal. Some parts of your body can take months to heal. Think carefully about mouth piercings. Infections are common, and tongue jewelry can damage ...
  10. ... 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 ...
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