Parents & Teachers:
Resources on Teens & Body Art
Body art is often a contentious subject between parents and their children. This page provides information for you and your child regarding the possible health consequences of piercings and tattoos to help you and your child make safe and informed decisions about body art.
- Hepatitis B: How much do you know?: This NFID Web site concerning hepatitis B (tattooing and body piercing are strong risk factors for Hepatitis B infection). It explains what Hepatitis B is, what the risk factors are, how to protect yourself from infection and important Hepatitis B facts. It includes links to other infectious disease Web sites and featured programs.
- Hepatitis B Transmission: Hepatitis B Foundation Web site about high risk groups for Hepatitis B. Resources include diagnosis and management, living with Hepatitis B, treatment options, prevention and vaccination and FAQs.
- About Hepatitis: The AIDS.gov Web site provides background information about Hepatitis B and C, how they could possibly relate to HIV, and how co-infection may occur.
Reviewed by: Adolescent Interest Group
Last reviewed: August 2013