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Tattoo artist at work on a patient's shoulder

Tattoo artist at work on a patient's shoulder

M590/0085

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FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption

Tattooing. A tattoo artist at work imprinting a tattoo into the skin of a patient's shoulder. The electrical device used contains multiple needles at its tip. The needles puncture the skin while a pigment (here, yellow) is introduced into the wound. Tattoos thus create a permanent and artistic design, some highly elaborate, as can be seen on the tattooist's skin. Tattooing is dangerous if sterile procedures are not followed. There is a risk that viruses such as those which cause hepatitis and AIDS may be transmitted through the needles. Some tattoos can be removed by laser treatment.

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