Body adornment: piercings and tattoos
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Body adornment: piercings and tattoos

Lesley Chivers Nurse, St Peter’s Hospice, Bristol (Brentry site)

Body adornment through tattoos and piercings is on the increase, making adverse side effects more common. Practitioners should be prepared to give advice, either before the event, or post-procedure in written and oral forms. The aim of this article is to inform practitioners of the sites and types of piercings, likely adverse side effects and estimated healing times.

Nursing Standard. 16, 34, 41-45. doi: 10.7748/ns2002.


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