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    “Integrative Clinical Resources, Inc. is dedicated to public wellness, health literacy, the elimination of health disparities, and the welfare of the community at large through health education. “ Tattoos: Should I or Shouldn’t I? (ICR copyright 2011) Teens, Tattoos, & Piercings: The health & social impact of permanent body art. (ICR copyright 2012) Teens, Tattoos, & Continue Reading

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Book Publishing

“Integrative Clinical Resources, Inc. is dedicated to public wellness, health literacy, the elimination of health disparities, and the welfare of the community at large through health education. “

Dr Halls Tattoo Books

Tattoos: Should I or Shouldn’t I? (ICR copyright 2011)

Teens, Tattoos, & Piercings: The health & social impact of permanent body art. (ICR copyright 2012)

Teens, Tattoos, & Piercings:  Teachers Activity Guide (ICR copyright 2012)

Teens, Tattoos, & Piercings” is a health education supplement for middle and upper school students designed to educate them on the health and social implications of permanent body art. Tattoos and piercings are incredibly popular among teens and young adults such that having a primer that reviews the health risks and social concerns before the teens acquire body art is critical to future educational, employment, and social success.

 

This health educational supplement, which is approved by the National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth (Administration for Children & Families, US Department of Health & Human Services), is the first of its kind and provides an essential overview of this pervasive social phenomenon.

 

The book covers the potential health problems (Hepatitis C and more) with tattoos and piercings, peer pressure, impact on employment and relationships, and common sense advice that needs to be both discussed and considered BEFORE getting a tattoo or piercing.

 

Teacher Guide Front CoverIt is amazing how popular tattoos and piercings are, and how very little the public know of the true consequences of an impetuous body art decision, including:

  • higher education discrimination as some college’s prefer hidden or no tattoos
  • youth’s inability to get employment with neck, face, and hand tattoos
  • heavy metal poisoning from the inks that have no FDA monitoring or safety controls
  • permanent scarring of skin in some groups
  • staphylococcal and other bacterial skin infections
  • rising rates of hepatitis B and C in the younger populations
  • the increased difficulty in removing tattoos in some due to a recent increase in ink color variety
  • the possibility of autoimmune diseases later in life due to an immune response to the ink

Educating youths about the impact of permanent body art, given its pervasive presence in the media and in the community, is a common sense approach to keeping health education relevant and timely.

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Written by Dr Greg Hall

Gregory Hall, MD is a physician, author, speaker, inventor, professor, and public health professional. He strives to improve the quality of medical care through fair disclosure, quality care, and an honest approach to patients and their families.