Tattoos are now commonplace among adolescents and young adults. How do parents respond when their child wants to get a tattoo? Are there complications? Will a tattoo result in stigmatization that limits their future educational and professional opportunities? Do people with tattoos suffer from discrimination? How common is it to regret getting a tattoo? How is a tattoo artist chosen? What are the chances that Dr. Lena or Dr. Dean already has a tattoo? We discuss these issues and more in this episode.
This episode written by Dr. Dean Blumberg and Dr. Lena Rothstein.
- YouTube video Think Before You Ink
- Sacramento County registered practitioners
- American Academy of Pediatrics Clinical Report on Adolescent and Young Adult Tattooing, Piercing, and Scarification
- FDA: Think Before You Ink: Are Tattoos Safe?