Caveat Emptor

By | February 20th, 2013|General|

The younger you are, the more likely you are to get a tattoo.  In fact, a recent Pew Research poll found that 40% of people between the age of 18 and 29 have one these days.  But if you’re thinking about it or your friend or adult child is- there are some important things to consider.   I’ve [...]

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Think Before You Ink

By | August 31st, 2012|General|

Many of you have probably seen the signs around town about the Tattoo Expo that is happening this weekend in Phoenix.  Tattoos have been growing in popularity over the past decade, but that doesn't mean they’re completely safe. Recently there was a recall of tattoo ink because the ink was contaminated with an unusual (and stubborn)  bacteria [...]

Tattoo You 2

By | August 23rd, 2012|General, Preparedness, Prevention|

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released information about an infection some folks were getting because of the ink used in their tattoos.  It reminds me that there are some good practices that folks who want tattoos can ask their artist about - I wrote about it last year in Tattoo You? Regardless [...]

Tattoo You?

By | August 2nd, 2011|General, Preparedness, Prevention|

Regardless of what you think about tattooing and body piercing- it’s clearly popular.  Tattooing and body piercing are obviously invasive- which brings up the question: do these (now common) practices pose a health threat? Are they safe?  The answer is simple.  Like just about everything else in life- it can be safe as long as [...]