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--==*-< >-*==--==*-< >-*==--==*-< >-*==--==*-< >-*==--==*-< >-*==-- This FAQ is maintained by Stan Schwarz <email@example.com> If you are reading this file using a web browser, and the file you are looking at is from www.cis.ohio-state.edu, click on the other archive sites to access the FAQs instead. Ohio State's site is no longer maintained, and continues to provide outdated versions of FAQs. You can retrieve a copy of the FAQ via anonymous ftp from the MIT FTP server: <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/bodyart>. The FAQs are also available on thw World Wide Web at <http://www.1134.org/tattoofaq>. The rec.arts.bodyart Tattoo FAQ is broken up into 9 parts: 1/9--Introduction 2/9--Getting a tattoo 3/9--Sanitation <---YOU ARE READING THIS FILE 4/9--Conventions 5/9--Artist list 6/9--Care of new tattoos 7/9--General care/removal 8/9--Misc. info 9/9--Bibliography WHAT THIS FILE CONTAINS This file is structured as a traditional FAQ in the form of questions and answers. Questions answered in this file: Rec.arts.bodyart FAQ Part 3/9: Sanitation - Can I get infectious diseases from tattoo needles? - What to look for in a sanitary shop environment. - Can I get AIDS from tattooing? - Can my tattoos get infected? - How to look for sterilization - Are there any medical conditions that will preclude me from getting a tattoo? - What is the Alliance of Professional Tattooists? - Should I get a vaccination shot against hepatitis? COPYRIGHT AND DISSEMINATION Under the Berne Convention, this document is Copyright (c) 1997 by Lani Teshima-Miller, all rights reserved. Permission is granted for it to be reproduced electronically on any system connected to the various networks which make up the Internet, Usenet, and FidoNet so long as it is reproduced in its entirety, unedited, and with this copyright notice intact. Web sites are included. Individual copies may also be printed for personal use.