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Updated by Kylierose Dillon on Nov 03, 2014
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The Shocking Effect of Tattoos on Skin

There are adverse risks to putting on a tattoo.

Laser Tattoo Removal

What is Laser Tattoo Removal? The Nd:YAG Q-Switched Laser removes tattoo ink with photoacoustic energy and is the gold standard of lasers for tattoo removal, with a strong history of efficacy worldwide. The laser is a device which is designed to produce a specific wavelength of light.

The Health Risks of Temporary Tattoos for Children | LIVESTRONG.COM

Not too long ago, parents would have been shocked to see a tattoo on a child, even if it was only temporary. Changing perceptions have made the body adornment more acceptable for kids of all ages, but parents should be wary of what they're getting at the carnival or from street vendors.

Study links tattoo ink to risk of skin cancer

People who are fond of tattoos may have to think twice before getting one done as a new study found possible links between tattoo ink and risks of developing skin cancer. Tattoo is the physical modification of a part of the skin with inedible ink that changes the pigment of the skin.

Shocking tattoo side effects!

There are adverse risks to putting on a tattoo Photo: Facebook Walking within the city streets exposes you to a barrage of tattooed Nairobians keen to show off their body artwork. Some will even risk indecent exposure to give a glance of tattooing in some unimaginable places!

FDA warns that tattoo inks can cause infections

California company White and Blue Lion Inc recalled in-home tattoo kits over bacterial contamination last month Symptoms of ink-related infection include fever, shaking, chills and sweat Thinking about getting that dolphin tattoo you've always wanted? Check the bottle first.

ASK THE EXPERT: Are there skin risks associated with tattoos?

By Ariel Ostad, MD Dr. Ostad is a dermatologist and Mohs surgeon in private practice in New York, NY, and assistant clinical professor of dermatology at New York University School of Medicine. Q."I had melanoma (the deadliest form of skin cancer) about a year ago.

Signs of a Tattoo Allergy & Tattoo Infections

Every new tattoo will have a certain amount of swelling during the healing time. But if your tattoo is swollen and very tender to the touch, you might have a tattoo allergy. If you can't change out your bandage without extreme pain, you should see a doctor right away.

What are the Different Types of Tattoo Removal?

A tattoo can seem like a good idea at the time, but if your tastes change over the years, the tattoo you chose so long ago might lose its appeal. An unprofessional tattoo might also fade or blur. For those who would like to undo a tattoo, there are various forms of tattoo removal.