Rise in Hepatitis infections may be tied to unlicensed artists
CHILLICOTHE — Hepatitis infections are up this year
in Ross County, and while the reasons may be many, the Ross County
Health District indicated one possibility is unlicensed tattoo artists
and the tattoos they provide.
Tattoos have become more and more
common in the last decade: It’s estimated that about one in four people
in the United States has a tattoo, with that number rising to more than
one in three for those in the 18- to 29-year-old age group.
health risks associated with tattooing are, for the most part,
relatively minimal, for those looking to save money by having someone
other than a licensed tattoo artist do body art for them, the risks
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