Medline ® Abstract for Reference 47
of 'Tattooing in adolescents and young adults'
Body art: piercing, tattooing, and scarification.
Adolesc Med Clin. 2006;17(3):505.
Body art, particularly piercings and tattoos, is becoming more common. Many patients get their first piercing or tattoo during adolescence or young adulthood. Clinicians should understand the potential complications of these procedures and their management. It also is important for clinicians to feel comfortable counseling adolescents and their families about practices in safer body art facilities.
Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA. Paula.Braverman@cchmc.org