Teens Tattoos & Piercings Educational Articles, Links & Videos

Teens, Tattoos and Piercings Book Cover

Teens are getting tattoos and piercings at an alarming rate. Officials across the country are slowly realizing the impact, from a health and social standpoint, of getting poorly-thought-through tattoos and piercings.  Research data has shown that the most regretted and hated tattoo is one that was obtained before the age of 18. Common sense suggests this to be true and researchers (and tattoo removal specialists) have all confirmed it.

Explaining this to a persistent 16 year old teenager is an entirely different story! They’re different, they’re smarter, they’re ‘more sure’ they want a tattoo.  Our suggestions otherwise fall on deaf ears. The solution?? Let them do their own research using an independent source. “Teens Tattoos & Piercings” is the answer.  Written for early teens, the book reviews the history of tattoos, their motivations to get one, peer pressure, possible outcomes, and more. Once they have been given all of the information they need, a sound decision will usually follow.

Schools systems are adding this health education supplement to their health curriculum so that their students are armed with the information they need to make a more informed decision as it relates to tattoos and piercings. Add your classroom (or school system) to the ever growing list!

Below are a list of links to articles related to teens and tattoos.  

Don’t take our word for it. . . Check them out yourselves!!

Tattoo Ink Warnings

Tattoos hurt jobs Army Tightens Tattoo Restrictions

Hepatitis C Linked to Tattoo Ink

Link between tattoos and hepatitis

State Warning: Tattoo Parties Illegal

Teen Tattoo Parties Raise Risk of Viral Hepatitis

Tattoo Health Risks - Research Raises Concerns

Norkolf Authorities Crack Down on Tattoo Parties

Teens and Tattoos: Would You Let Your Teen Get Inked




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Tattoos and Body Piercings: Warning Signs for Parents

What Your Teen Should Know Before Considering a Tattoo

Getting a Tattoo - Experts Warn of This Emerging Health Concern

Too Tattooed to Work

West Virginia Would Ban Children from Tanning and Tattoos

College Tattoos: More Than Skin Deep

Tainted Tattoo Ink Led to Skin Infection Outbreak

Detting Inked: Tattoos and College Students

Warning over Tattoo Parties after Child of Nine Branded

Parenting the Teen with the Heart Tattoo

Parental Guidance: No Tattoos for Minors

Tattooing Linked to Higher Risk of Hepatitis C





TeachigoWarning Issued about Infections Traced to Tattoo Ink