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    Body tattoos and piercings reflect a person's self-expression and may offer clues into their personality or past. Such body art is becoming increasingly common in the United States. But making such changes to your body or skin can be a real health hazard. Tattoos and body piercings greatly raise your risk for infections, including hepatitis, which leads to life-threatening liver damage. Studies have shown that tattoos and piercings are associated with risk-taking activities, including drug use and heavy drinking. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about tattoos and piercings, including body art safety tips, health risks, removing a tattoo, and much more.

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    Some call it self-expression, some say disfigurement, but the issues are larger than just style or rebellion: People with tattoos are nine times more likely to be infected with hepatitis C.

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