( Dover, NH) - The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a list of recommendations for those youth who are considering getting body art or a piercing.

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With tattoos and piercings becoming a mainstream phenomenon, the AAP says young people should consider the consequences and potential risks associated with body modifications.


They have released their recommendations, providing an overview on the types and methods used. It also details possible medical complications, which, while uncommon, should be discussed with a pediatrician.

The list is available online now and will be published in the October issue of Pediatrics.

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