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  Health Tip: Reduce Risk of Tattoo Infection

(HealthDay News) -- More than 20 percent of adults in the United States report having at least one tattoo.

Because ink is injected into the skin, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges consumers to be wary of the ink's origin. Manufacturers may use unsuitable inks (calligraphy, drawing or printer ink) to make products for tattooing.

To reduce the risk of infection, the CDC suggests consumers:

  • Use approved tattoo parlors.
  • Request inks that are designed for tattoos.
  • Ensure tattoo artists follow hygienic practices.
  • Promptly seek medical attention if skin problems arise.

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