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Unit 1: Personal Consumer Health. Getting Acquainted with Health Warm Up #1 Health Continuum Risky Business Tri-Fold Decision Making Model Take Control ! Think Before You Ink Article Tattooing and body Piercing Notes Body Art Interview. Fads. What is a Fad?

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Unit 1: Personal Consumer Health

  • Getting Acquainted with Health

  • Warm Up #1

  • Health Continuum

  • Risky Business Tri-Fold

  • Decision Making Model

  • Take Control!

  • Think Before You Ink Article

  • Tattooing and body Piercing Notes

  • Body Art Interview


Fads

  • What is a Fad?

  • What are some Fads of today?


TATTOOING ANDBODY PIERCING

THINKING SMART ABOUT BODY ART


Things to consider when deciding if you want this form of body art

Tattoos:

  • Location of tattoo

  • That it’s permanent

  • Risks involved

  • Pain involved

  • Procedure

Oral/Body Piercing:

  • Location of piercing

  • Risks involved

  • Pain involved


Information you need to look for:

  • What factors need to be considered when deciding if you want this form of body art?

  • What precautions and information should an individual find out before making the decision to get a tattoo or body piercing?

  • What is involved in getting a tattoo or having a body piercing done? Describe how each is done.

  • What are the benefits of engaging in this activity?

  • What are the short-term and long-term health risks?

  • Why do people engage in these activities? What is the attraction?


Things to Think About

  • What are some health consequences that an individual needs to consider when he/she considers getting a tattoo?

  • What are some health consequences that an individual needs to consider when he/she considers getting multiple body piercings?

  • What are some social consequences that an individual needs to consider when he/she considers getting a tattoo or body piercings? (Example: future employment; opinions that may be formed about someone with tattoos or body piercings)

  • How important are these social consequences to you?

  • Will that change as you get older?


Precautions/Information an individual should find out before making the decision

Tattoos:

  • FDA has not approved tattoo procedures

  • Tattoo removal

  • Age requirement

  • How to care for it

Oral/Body Piercing:

  • The training the piercer has

  • How piercing instruments are sterilized

  • Whom to contact if problems arise

  • How to care for it


Possible negative health consequences – Tattoos

  • Infections or blood-borne diseases such as Hepatitis B or C, Tetanus, and HIV/AIDS from equipment and needles that were not sterile

  • Allergic reactions to tattoo pigments

  • MRI complications

  • Unwanted scar tissue may form when getting or removing a tattoo.


Possible negative health consequences – Tattoos

  • Keloids - Red, raised scarring caused by excessive tissue repair

  • Granulomas – These small knots or bumps may form around material that the body perceives as foreign, such as particles of tattoo pigment

  • Dissatisfaction – Tattoo removal is difficult and painful

  • People with certain kinds of tattoos are not eligible for enlistment in the military


Possible negative health consequences – Body Piercings

  • Blood-borne diseases such as Hepatitis, Tetanus, and HIV/AIDS

  • Allergic reactions to the metal in the jewelry

  • Skin infections

  • Scars and Keloids

  • Nerve damage – loss of feeling in area surrounding piercing


Oral Piercings Can . . .

  • Interfere with speech, chewing or swallowing

  • Cause excessive drooling

  • Result in infection, pain and swelling 

  • Cause chipped or cracked teeth

  • Result in injuries to the gums

  • Cause damage to fillings

  • Increase saliva flow

  • Result in hypersensitivity to metals

  • Cause scar tissue and nerve damage


Infected Oral Piercing


Infected Tattoo


MRSA Infected Tattoo


Infected Belly Button Piercing


Steps a person should take to decrease his/her chances of negative consequences

Tattoos:

  • State or local license

  • Autoclave

  • Fresh equipment

  • Gloves

  • Clean appropriately

Oral/Body Piercing:

  • Ask questions

  • Autoclave

  • Fresh equipment

  • Gloves

  • Clean appropriately


Tattoo Removal

  • The decision to get a tattoo is a permanent decision

  • Their complete removal is difficult

  • Several removal techniques do exist, but regardless of the method used, scarring and skin color variations are likely to remain


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