Are tattoos bad for your health?

Are tattoos bad for your health?

Are tattoos bad for your health?
 

Question: Are tattoos bad for your health?
Answer:
The debate over the safety of tattoos continues, even with the regulations set down by the FDA. While most people know that the use of unsterilized needles can lead to infections, such as Hepatitis C, they may not be aware that the inks and pigments can also cause infections or allergic reactions.

Scar tissue build up is also possible as the result of a tattoo, both the application and the removal. Some people may also experience the development of granulomas, or small bumps, around the tattoo area if their body perceives the ink as a foreign body. There have also been reports of reactions to having a MRI, which include burning or swelling of the tattoo area.

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