Infectious Illness After Body Piercing or Tattoo

If proper technique and clean instruments are not used, there is a chance of getting an infectious disease when you get a tattoo or body piercing. Symptoms of an infectious illness may include: An overall feeling of tiredness and lack of energy. Dark urine or light-colored stool. A new yellow tint to the skin or the…

Infectious Illness After Body Piercing or Tattoo

Infectious Illness After Body Piercing or Tattoo

If proper technique and clean instruments are not used, there is a chance of getting an infectious disease when you get a tattoo or body piercing.

Symptoms of an infectious illness may include:

  • An overall feeling of tiredness and lack of energy.
  • Dark urine or light-colored stool.
  • A new yellow tint to the skin or the whites of the eyes (jaundice).
  • Muscle or joint pain that lasts a long time.
  • Belly pain.
  • Fever.
  • Nausea and vomiting.

Credits

Current as ofJune 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

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