15 years ago
Anonymous

Who got hepatitis from tattoo? how long did it take for you to find out that you have it?

i just got my tattoo like 2 weeks ago and i heard that there's a girl who got a hepatitis from a tattoo but i don't know which shop..im just worried that i might get one.
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15 years ago
eddy m 2 im back i was banned
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storys from tattoo haters and trols dont belive them !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! proffesional shops never i repeat never infect people they probably got hepi from poor after care thats down to the person who got the tat not the person who did it
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15 years ago
nymphetamine1978
This type of thing is usually a scare tactic used by people who don't like tats. When you went to the shop, did they use brand new needles that came out of an autoclave pouch? (they should show you as they're setting up) Was the ink put in little plastic cups? Did you ask about thier autoclave and sterilization practices before hand? Did they use clean gloves and change them often? Was the tattoo area clean? Did the artist dispose of the needles in a biohazard container afterwards (many artists will break the needles too)? The only way you can get hepatitis from a tattoo is by coming in contact with infected blood (I would assume you're talking about Hep C, which is the one that is almost always associated with these stories). If you did your research on the shop you went to, asked the correct questions and watched the set up then you should have nothing to worry about. If you went to a scratcher, got a tattoo underage or had it done in some guys basement, I would go to your doctor for a blood test just to be on the safe side.
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15 years ago
elite_women_rule_the_rock
you can have it for yrs and yrs without symptoms you need a blood test to find out if they used clean ink meaning the filled disposable plastic cups from a larger one and used a sealed needle out of a clean package or sterilizer you should be fine also make sure when you go into a shop they have a inspection notice posted that they have been inspected and are a clean place all lagit parlors need to have inspections and have to pass them from the health dept
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15 years ago
hairbob
only a doctor can tell by a blood test.tour doctor can tell you how long.always make sure the tattoo shop sterilizes every thing that they use, and the artist wears new gloves
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15 years ago
Anonymous
im hoping that you watched them take the needle out of a NEW package... right?
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