Published in Blood Weekly, November 6th, 1995
Call it a sign of the times, but a lot of people - from adolescent "grunge rockers" to women who work on Wall Street - are staking their claim to individuality with a tattoo, nose ring or other form of extravagant physical ornamentation.
What they may not know is that procedures used to create these popular fashion statements may be putting them at risk for certain types of viral hepatitis.
Because tattooing uses needles that pierce the skin to create a...
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