Tattoo Removal Research Paper

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Thirty-six percent of adults between the ages of 18 to 25 in the U.S have at least one tattoo. Tattoos can become infected by means of a dirty needle or dirty water used to clean the needles or dilute the ink. Tattoo removal can cause health problems by complicating needed surgeries due to scar tissue. Regardless of these facts, tattoos are still extremely popular among today’s generation. Tattoos can easily become infected. Infections are most commonly caused by an infected needle. Among these infections one of the most serious is Hepatitis. Hepatitis is a blood borne disease, the two most common strains are Hepatitis B and C. Hepatitis B and C are both liver infections. It is contracted from one person to another via bodily fluids. Hepatitis B has a…show more content…
Since a laser is used to accomplish this task, there is a very high chance of having remaining scar tissue; since the laser is basically burning your skin to remove the tattoo. This could cause a problem because if a person ever gets ill and a surgery is needed, then the surgeon could not make an incision through the scar tissue. A good example would be a person who needs back surgery. If that person had a tattoo on their back, and then had it removed they would most likely have scar tissue. Then the surgeon would have to perform the surgery around the scar tissue and that may cause complications. Although many people think tattoos are cool and enjoy getting them done, they can cause many health problems. Tattoos not only affect a person’s health while getting the tattoo done; tattoos can also affect the treatment of an illness later down the line. A person can contract a disease that will last a lifetime. They could also be denied an opportunity to treatment later on. Tattoos may seem like a good idea and they are very beautiful, but they are not worth the health risks a person may

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