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Take care if you get a piercing back home 

If you, or a friend or family member are considering getting an ear or body piercing or a tattoo back home, make sure you check:

  • That the premises and the piercer/tattooist are clean
  • That sterile instruments and jewellery are used on each customer

The tattooist/piercer should discuss with you:

  • The type of piercing/tattoo you’d like and any possible risks
  • Any health conditions you may have and, if necessary, tell you to talk to a doctor
  • How your piercing/tattoo should be looked after until it heals

Remember, don’t go ahead with anything if you are unsure.

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