Coat of Arms
Getting Acquainted with Health
Reading Passage
Risky Business Tri-Fold
Decision Making Model
Take Control!
7. Think Before You Ink Article
8. Tattooing and body Piercing Notes
9. Video Questions
10. Body Art Interview
What is a Fad?
 What are some Fads of today?
What does the FDA stand for?
 How is a permanent tattoo made?
 What prompted the FDA to study tattoo ink safety?
 What are the risks when getting a tattoo?
 What is one possibility as to where the tattoo pigment
goes when they fade or are removed by a laser?
 What grade of ink is used in tattooing procedures and is
suitable for what?
 What are the negatives of tattoo removal?
 Why does the FDA not approve of do-it-yourself tattoo
removal products
 Location of tattoo
 That it’s permanent
 Risks involved
 Pain involved
 Procedure
Oral/Body Piercing:
 Location of piercing
 Risks involved
 Pain involved
What factors need to be
considered when
deciding if you want this
form of body art?
 What precautions and
information should an
individual find out before
making the decision to
get a tattoo or body
 What is involved in
getting a tattoo or
having a body piercing
done? Describe how
each is done.
What are the benefits of
engaging in this activity?
 What are the short-term
and long-term health
 Why do people engage
in these activities? What
is the attraction?
FDA has not
approved tattoo
Tattoo removal
Age requirement
How to care for it
Oral/Body Piercing:
The training the
piercer has
How piercing
instruments are
Whom to contact if
problems arise
How to care for it
 Infections
or blood-borne diseases such as
Hepatitis B or C, Tetanus, and HIV/AIDS
from equipment and needles that were
not sterile
 Allergic reactions to tattoo pigments
 MRI complications
 Unwanted scar tissue may form when
getting or removing a tattoo.
Keloids - Red, raised scarring caused by
excessive tissue repair
 Granulomas – These small knots or bumps may
form around material that the body perceives as
foreign, such as particles of tattoo pigment
 Dissatisfaction – Tattoo removal is difficult and
 People with certain kinds of tattoos are not
eligible for enlistment in the military
Blood-borne diseases such as Hepatitis,
Tetanus, and HIV/AIDS
 Allergic reactions to the metal in the jewelry
 Skin infections
 Scars and Keloids
 Nerve damage – loss of feeling in area
surrounding piercing
Interfere with
speech, chewing or
Cause excessive
Result in infection,
pain and swelling
Cause chipped or
cracked teeth
Result in injuries to
the gums
Cause damage to
Increase saliva flow
Result in
hypersensitivity to
Cause scar tissue
and nerve damage
State or local
Fresh equipment
Clean appropriately
Oral/Body Piercing:
Ask questions
Fresh equipment
Clean appropriately
The decision to get a tattoo is a
permanent decision
 Their complete removal is difficult
 Several removal techniques do exist, but
regardless of the method used, scarring
and skin color variations are likely to
Draw a design of a tattoo that you may
want to get one day even if you know
you won’t ever get a tattoo.
 Answer the following question below the
 What does this tattoo mean to you and
why would you choose this design?

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