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Ministry Warns Of Risks Associated With Tattoos

Ministry of Health in New Zealand is warning all those individuals who are planning to get a tattoo about the risks involved with tattooing inks that contain heavy metals. Governments across the world have issued similar warnings.

People who do not take proper care or have poor hygiene habits are at a greater risk of developing some diseases. Obviously if you’ve just got a tattoo inked, then good hygiene practices will ensure that the spread of diseases such as Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C is arrested.

On a separate note, getting a tattoo from a roadside, unpopular shop, is definitely an invitation to these diseases. If you have really made up your mind, then make sure that you go to a reputed tattoo parlor.

There is also a risk from the chemicals that are contained in the tattoo ink. According to a recent survey done by Ministry of Health, it was seen that although most of the tattoo inks met the stipulated guidelines for levels of heavy metals, some of them violated these guidelines and contained chemicals much higher than the recommended levels.

So if you are planning a tattoo, do your homework about how your tattoo designer will handle infection risks.

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