If you are experiencing a medical emergency please dial 911 immediately
If you are thinking about having a tattoo or body piercing, go to a reputable studio. Look for or ask about the following:
Although the piercing industry is not as well-regulated as the health care industry, some states have hygienic regulations to ensure safe tattooing practices. Check with your city or county health department to find out whether there have been any complaints about the studio you are thinking of using.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine|
|Last Revised||May 3, 2012|
Last Revised: May 3, 2012
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