Do-It-Yourself Tattoos Pose Health Risks

Do-It-Yourself Tattoos Pose Health Risks

LIBERTYVILLE, IL - FEBRUARY 26: Professional tattoo artist and co-owner Eric Lynn applies a tattoo to customer Teresa Ragan of Vernon Hills, Illinois February 26, 2004 at Liberty Tattoo in Libertyville, Illinois. Professional tattoo artists, as well as health officials, have voiced concerns with the current trend in amateur tattoo work and body piercing. They feel people need to be educated about the possible effects, such as infections and the potential spread of Tetanus and Hepatitis B or C, associated with amateur tattoo and body piercing.

In this photo: Eric Lynn, Teresa Ragan

Photo: Tim Boyle/Getty Images

Feb 26, 2004

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