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Body Piercing and Tattoos

For Teens: Body Piercing

If you're thinking about getting pierced, do your research first. If you're under 18, some places won't allow you to get a piercing without a parent's consent. It's a good idea to find out what risks are involved and how best to protect yourself from infections and other complications.

Review Date: October 06, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

Tattoo Removal

A tattoo used to be a permanent and irreversible adornment to one's skin. However, in recent years dermatologic surgeons have developed safe and effective techniques to successfully remove unwanted tattoos.

Review Date: February 13, 2013

American Society For Dermatologic Surgery

Tattoos: Understand Risks and Precautions

Tattoos may be more common than ever, but don't take tattooing lightly. Know the risks and understand basic safety precautions and aftercare steps.

Review Date: July 13, 2012

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research