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Health Risks Associated with Tattoos

Once restricted to several small subcultures, tattoos have become increasingly prevalent among people of all walks of life in recent years. In 2006, a survey by the Pew Research Guide reported 36 percent of people between the ages of 26 and 40 have at least one tattoo. Regardless of the reason that an individual might choose to get a tattoo, it is a certainty that they do not wish to be exposed to dangerous health risks when they are tattooed. Even though sanitary measures and regulations have dramatically improved across the nation, there are still many dangers.

Negligent tattoo artists or companies can be detrimental to one’s health and the consequences might include a lifetime of pain and unwanted illnesses. If you or a loved one has suffered from complications after getting a tattoo, contact the Green Bay personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to discuss your legal options.

Possible Risks of Tattoos

The majority of tattoo complications come from unsanitary tools or parlors. If these tools are not properly cleaned or if the artist is negligent there can be serious side effects. Some complications include:

  • Allergic reactions from specific pigments or dirty needles
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV
  • Swelling and pain in the tattooed area
  • Bloodborne illnesses
  • MRSA

Some of these diseases could be life threatening and negligent tattoo artists must be held accountable so that they will not continue to use dirty needles in unsafe conditions.

Contact Us

If you have suffered ill health effects due to the professional negligence of a tattoo artist, we may be able to help. Contact the Green Bay personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874.