is it possible to contract an std through tattoo ink even if you used a clean needle?

by Rachel on January 21, 2011

I got a tattoo not too long ago && i didn’t go to a professional because im underage which i know wasn’t a smart move.
well i bought my own needle in a package && when he did it i wasn’t sure if he used new ink or already used ink.
im a virgin am i capable of catching an std or disease?

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sarahbaby January 21, 2011 at 4:04 pm

I don’t fully know. Your kinda making me change my mind about letting my friend do mine though. I’m 17 so cant get mine professionally done either. Uh, clean needle is great. The ink..if it makes you feel better get checked but I honestly think your fine.

Snout January 21, 2011 at 4:41 pm

You can certainly contract hepatitis B or hepatitis C if someone carrying those viruses used the ink before you.

HIV would be a theoretical risk too, but I’m not aware of any cases where this has actually happened.

Wait until you’re older and go to a properly accredited professional. You get much better results, too, which is important because a tattoo is forever.

Tom J January 21, 2011 at 5:38 pm

I Do you even know what an STD is?

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