Study suggests tattoo complications may be common

On its website, CBS News reports, “A new study of people with tattoos in New York City found up to 6 percent suffered significant problems such as a rash, itching or swelling that lasted longer than four months.” Sometimes, “the problems persisted for years.”

Roughly “10 percent of the approximately 300 people surveyed had some sort of short-term complication with their tattoos.” The findings were published in Contact Dermatitis.

According to the New York Daily News, the majority “of these misfortunes do not come from a dirty needle or an incompetent tattoo artist — rather they’re just adverse reactions to tattoo ink.”

The Today Show Online pointed out that “red ink appeared to be linked with rashes more often than other colors.”

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