|The Dangers of Tattooing|
| Tattooing is a trend that has been "in style" for years. But like everything, it has it's dangers. Some of the risk involved with tattooing are HIV, Tuberculosis, and Hepatitus B. These diseases are highly contagious through contact with blood. It is important that people choose tattoo artist who properly sterlize their equipment. The American Academy of Dermatology says that non-sterile tattooing practices have also led to the transmission of Syphilis.
On rare occasions, people get a nervous stomach while getting tattooed and sometimes even pass out. The same thing happens when people give blood. After all -- you do bleed when you get tattooed. Some people are natural bleeders and bleeding does occur during tattooing. Certain people who are Hemopheliacs don't even need to consider getting tattooed. It is extremely dangerous on their part.
Some times after being tattooed people have regrets -- especially if they were tattooed on the "spur of the moment." Lazer Surgery is the only way to successfully remove a tattoo. Although it is a solution, just like everything -- it comes with a high price. It can cost over $100,000! Tattoo removal is considerably more painful and more expensive than getting a tattoo. The process usually takes several sessions and offers varying results. Doctors say that tattoos can always be lightened, but not completely removed.