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Before You Get a Tattoo, Did You Know ….?
Posted by Dr. Joshua Fox

Before You Get a Tattoo, Did You Know ….?

Many Americans have one or more tattoos on their bodies, for reasons only they may understand. When going for tattoos, people often overlook the many potential dangers of tattoos. Even in the cleanest of settings, infections may still occur, as seen by a recent streak of tattoo-related infections in the Rochester, NY, area. What exactly happened to these individuals? And could they have prevented this?

Nobody Thinks About the Ink

Roughly 3 weeks after receiving tattoos from a certain tattoo artist, 19 people ended up with a stubborn rash at the site of their tattoos. Biopsies taken from 17 of those people showed M. chelonae infections, which were traced back to an ink used by the tattoo artist. This discovery led to a manufacturer-wide recall of the ink in question. As for the infected individuals, they were successfully treated with antibiotics.

Tattoo Causing You Grief? Contact Us Today!

Whether a recent tattoo has become infected or you wish to be rid of an old tattoo, contact us today to schedule a consultation. At Advanced Dermatology, PC, our board-certified dermatologists are experts at diagnosing and treating many skin conditions. In addition, our dermatologists are expertly trained in the latest lasers used for tattoo removal. Our ten conveniently located offices welcome patients from Queens, Long Island (Roslyn/Albertson, West Islip, Commack, East Setauket), New York City, Bergen County, NJ, Union County, NJ, and all surrounding areas.

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