Piercings and tattoos
 
Tattoos
 
What are they?

• A tattoo is a permanent design on the skin made with a device (tattoo machine) that uses needles to inject ink into the skin.

• Tattoos are permanent and it’s important to know that the methods used to remove them leave scars.

•  Each perforation of the skin is a lesion that could become infected or transmit disease.

 
Complications

Infection at the site of the tattoo.

Allergic reaction of the skin caused by the ink used or the tattooing method.

Scarring at the site of the tattoo.

Transmission of hepatitis B, hepatitis C, tuberculosis, tetanus, syphilis and HIV from unclean  instruments or contact with an infected person.
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