Most young people submit their bodies to tattooing without a thought that something could go wrong, but the sudden death of a 23 year-old Italian student just hours after getting a tattoo proves things can indeed go terribly wrong.
A recent outbreak of illnesses linked to contaminated tattoo inks has prompted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a new warning about the safety of this practice.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
A new study by the Centers for Disease Control analyzed chronic skin infections that erupt after tattooing and found that they can be caused by the use of tap water during rinsing and diluting of inks, raising concerns about the health risks involved in this largely unregulated procedure.
AG asks: “I have a question about my tattoos. When I was heavily involved with the occult I got a heart shaped peace sign, an ankh with angel wings, and a phoenix tattoo. They all meant something when I got them, but when I came back to the Church I have been trying to find a way to link them with things I believe in and the church believes. Unfortunately lazer removal and coverup jobs are way out of my budget to do. I am wondering what I should do. What would you suggest?”