According to The Harris Poll, about three in 10 U.S. adults have at least one tattoo (29%), which is up from the 14% and 21% who reported having a tattoo in 2008 and 2012, respectively. The prevalence of tattoos is even higher in some age groups, such as Millennials, in which 47% reported having a tattoo. With the increasing popularity of tattoos in recent years, they are no longer considered taboo but are becoming a mainstream mode of self-expression instead.
With the recent eruption of tattoo-related television shows, it seems there may be a
broadening interest in tattoos. Because of this growing interest and the increasing number of adults with permanent body art, there is an increased risk for infectious diseases such as HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. There are key factors to understand before getting a tattoo, including: 1) the importance of tattoo safety, 2) where to find state tattooing regulations, 3) how to select a tattoo artist, and 4) questions to ask before getting tattooed.
Who can benefit from the webinar?
Students and professionals in public health, health policy, and infectious diseases; and anyone who is considering a tattoo, has a tattoo, or is interested in tattoos.
Identify the risks associated with tattoos
Recognize the importance of tattoo safety
- Understand the purpose of tattoo regulations
Indicate where to find state tattoo regulations
Identify key elements in selecting a tattoo artist
- Discuss questions to ask before getting tattooed
If you’re unable to join the webinar on July 19th at 2:00 pm ET, you may still register and a link to the on-demand recording and text transcript will be sent via email after the presentation date.