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Tattooists use pigments designed as car paint

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 24 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:182
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    Tattoos and body piercing may be popular fashion accessories, but they can carry considerable health risks, the European Commission says in a new report.

    Body piercing can lead to acute infections requiring medical or even clinical treatment, and since the end of last year two deaths have been reported in Europe from piercing. …

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