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Body Art

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Skin Infections Among Tattoo Recipients — Ohio, Kentucky, and Vermont, 2004–2005 – report summarizes investigations of six unlinked clusters of skin and soft tissue infections caused by CA-MRSA among 44 recipients of tattoos

NIOSH Workplace Safety & Health Topics – information to reduce the risk of tattooists and piercers coming in contact with their clients’ blood

Links to information from outside CDC

Body Art: A Comprehensive Guidebook and Model Code (National Environmental Health Association) – color-illustrated reference with a comprehensive, consistent, reasonable, public health-oriented model code and guidelines and definitions of types of body art

Body Art Regulations (Minnesota Department of Health) – Minnesota’s body art statute and information about licensed establishments

Environmental Health Toolkit (Iowa Department of Public Health) – toolkit includes templates and sample policies for tanning and tattoo businesses

Tattoos & Permanent Makeup (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) – resources on tattoos, permanent makeup, temporary tattoos, and henna (mehndi)

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