Tattoos & Body Piercing’s. Tattoo History. The word tattoo comes from the Tahitian “ tatu ” which means “ to mark something .” Originally called “ painting ” or “ staining ”
- At that time, only royalty were allowed to wear ornate clothing, so as a result of this the middle class adorned themselves with elaborate full body tattoos.
- 1st offense marked w/ line across forehead
(2500 year old Pazyryk mummies)
Elisa Ornelas, LMSW
• Bleeding can be an issue
- Only a superficial puncture with needle, no risk for muscular bleeding
• Hepatitis C & HIV
- Is this really an issue?
Magician: David Blane
Figure 2: Associations between hepatitis C infection and known risk behaviours
It’s their body and they can do what they want with it, but they have to be responsible for it also.