Eric Von Dar, owner of Elite Tattoos, even traveled to
Getting ink that doesn’t adhere to any health code by the state could be more detrimental than you think.
“Hepatitis C is extremely transmissible – many more times than even the HIV virus,” said Dr. Christine Cabell of the Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology at
Jesse Tseronis, who owns Sakura Tattoo in
“It’s just like anybody can watch a television show, and if there’s no regulation, they can go to pick up tattoo equipment anywhere and think, ‘oh, you know, I’m going to start tattooing people
out of my house.’”
Tattoo experts and medical officials agree – the best thing anyone can do before getting a tattoo is to do their research.