Permanent Make-Up & Microblade Pigmentation is Considered Body Art; More Commonly known as Cosmetic Tattooing…
Body Art is the practice of physically enhancing appearance through tattooing and body piercing. Tattooing is any method of placing ink or other pigment into or under the skin’s surface using needles or other instruments that puncture the skin, resulting in permanent coloration of the skin. Body piercing is any method of piercing the skin, except the outer lobe of the ear, in order to place an object including rings, studs, bars, or other forms of jewelry or ornamentation through the skin.
What kinds of health problems can be caused by tattooing or body piercing?
It is possible to get diseases from exposure to blood and other bodily-fluids; however the risk is small when the body artist is following established guidelines. Although there have not been any cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) from getting a tattoo or piercing, there still is a risk. There is also a risk of getting Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C when unsterile equipment and techniques are used. Other possible infections include blood poisons, Staphylococcal infections (including MRSA), and other skin diseases.