What Is It?
Body art includes tattooing, permanent cosmetics (lips, eyebrows, eyeliner, eye shadow), body piercing and branding.

Is It Safe? 
As these procedures pierce the skin, the potential to introduce bloodborne pathogens creates the risk of infection. There are also concerns regarding the potential toxicity of certain heavy metals and pigments that are utilized during these procedures. Potential health risks include:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Bacterial and/or viral infections
  • Allergic Reactions