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Public Health Issues Tattoo-Infection Warning
Article by: SlingerVille Staff
March 20, 2013

Public Health Issues Tattoo-Infection Warning


If you have recently received a tattoo by an unlicensed artist in Hamilton, Ontario, the public health department recommends that you seek medical attention right away. 


Hamilton’s public health department has recently discovered that a man has been tattooing without sterilizing his machine in-between clients.


The unnamed tattoo artist worked out of two private residences – 932 King St. E. and 307 Barton St. E. It is not believed the artist was reusing needles and the risk to clients is considered low,” reported


Although there has yet to be any documented infections, if you are tattooed with unsterile equipment you are putting yourself at risk for blood infections such as HIV, Hepatitis B and C.



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Posted By: cokeNrum2nite | 3/20/13 5:12 PM
Thats why I only go to licensed tattoo parlors and never let friends of friends work on me.
Posted By: JimmyDirt00 | 3/20/13 7:17 PM
I know a guy who actually died after he got infected and then after refused to see a doctor.
Posted By: mizceedub | 3/21/13 9:17 PM
Why would anyone, in their right mind, go to someone house to get a tattoo?! Come on, that's like going to the alley to have surgery done... Wow... and that dude is wrong for not taking precautions like sterilization! Is he going to be charged with something?! That's what Id like to know....
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