In Europe 12% of the population have tattoos, whereas in the USA almost every fourth is tattooed (24 %).
Tattooing has become an increasingly popular practice all over the world.
There are important health risks associated with this form of body modification.
The most common complications from tattoing include skin infections and allergic reactions.
Tattoo artists should understand the potential complications of the procedures
and be able to counsel customers on how to reduce their health risks.