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Tattoos and Piercings: Be Safe!

Tattoo and piercing establishments are now required to be licensed and inspected by the Consumer Protection Division of the Oklahoma State Department of Health.  Tattoo artists also need to be individually licensed. 

Although health risks are more often associated with unlicensed tattooing and piercing, it is important to be informed about all aspects of the process from choosing an establishment and artist to the very important components of caring for your tattoo or piercing as it heals.

Recommended resources include:
Basic Guidelines for Getting a Safe Tattoo
Tattoo Aftercare

Alliance of Professional Tattoists (APT) website

Association of Professional Piercers

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