This study examined the health risks associated with body piercing and tattooing: lesson for the young adolescent. Both theoretical and existing literature was reviewed. Information from this finding show that, Body piercing and tattooing are two categories of skin piercing, which fall within the wider phenomena of body art or modification. The study reveals that there are well reported health risks which was attributed to body piercing and tattooing which includes but not limited to Hepatitis or HIV, which can have more serious and long term health consequences. Finally, this study recommends that new needles should be used with each body piercing or tattooing and by selecting a studio with an educated artist to reduce the risk of contracting either hepatitis or HIV and also, Piercers were advised to sterilize jewelry immediately before insertion. And use soap and water as an appropriate after-care solution for cleaning and maintenance.
Body, health, piercing, risk, tattooing
Lukumon Akande Salahudeen , Abraham O. A "Health Risks Associated With Body Piercing And Tattooing: Lesson For The Adolescent" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 1 Issue 12 2020 Page 55-61
Lukumon Akande Salahudeen , Abraham O. A "Health Risks Associated With Body Piercing And Tattooing: Lesson For The Adolescent" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 1(12)