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Tattoo's, almost everybody has them. And either you love them or hate them or secretly want them. Then again you may not feel the need to be tatted up.
For those who do or are about to get a tattoo there is something you should be concerned with. Recently health officials are seeing more nasty infections related to tattoo's.. The infection is traced to a common bacteria by the ink that is used. There are cases where the tatted have a bubbly red rash like the photo below
Red,irritated,oozing puss from a tattoo is something to be alert about. Some people think they have allergies. but realistically it may be the contaiminated ink. It has been found that the manufacturer of tattoo ink used contaiminated water to dilute the black ink to mke shades of gray. The FDA doesn't regulate tattoo ink.
Infections from tattoos aren't new,it's common usually with unlicensed artists,dirty needles,unsanitary conditions..e.t.c Infections such as hepatitis,staph infections,the superbug known as MRSA
.However ,it wasn't the case that tattoo's were infected by these circumstances.
I'm sorry for the gross pictures but it's just me keeping it real. Be aware of the risks and be very cautious if you plan on getting a tattoo because of the recent cases of infections linked to contaminated ink is on the rise.