Dr W Szpak comments on the attached Medscape article about the risks of tattoos,
“There is no reason to panic but a tattoo must be done by trustworthy people who take care with proper hygiene and their equipment.
Small Tattoo = small problem, many huge tattoos may however affect the lymphatic system that tries to clean skin from pigments.
The risk of infection from tattoos may affect the liver which could in turn cause hepatitis which may cause liver cancer. David Bowie died from liver cancer caused by an infection from a contaminated needle.”