Tattoos and Hepatitis C: What Are the Risks? - Hep

Jul 14, 2014 · Unsterile tattooing can transmit the bloodborne hepatitis C virus (HCV), and though it is unclear exactly what percent of people with the virus got it through tattooing, a study last year found that people with hep C were almost four times more likely to report having a tattoo, even when other major risk factors were taken into account.…

HCV and Getting a Piercing or Tattoo - HepatitisC.net

Dec 09, 2016 · When researching how some people become infected with hepatitis C, there are many articles to be found that discuss the possible exposure to hepatitis C through visiting an unlicensed tattoo parlor. Some even also mention visiting an unlicensed piercing facility. In either case, hepatitis C exposure and infection can occur if the needle being used is not properly cleaned and sterilized.…

The Risk of Viral Hepatitis From Tattoos

Tattoos are all the rage these days, with shows like LA Ink showing off tattoos and spotlighting tattoo culture. While tattoos allow you to express who you are in a permanent way, getting a tattoo carries a risk of developing an infection, especially if the tattoo artist doesn't use strict safety procedures.…

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TATTOOS AND …

hepatitis C virus if you are exposed. Can HCV be transmitted through tattooing or piercing? Yes, if you are not careful about how and where you get your tattoo or piercing, you can be infected. Remember: • Find a licensed, safe and clean place to get your tattoo or piercing. Every state has di˜erent laws about tattooing and piercing.…