Tattoo and piercing shop weighs in on more young people getting body modifications

1 year 4 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, September 19 2017 Sep 19, 2017 Tuesday, September 19, 2017 3:49:00 PM CDT September 19, 2017 in News
By: Sydney Olsen, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

COLUMBIA - They are becoming a common sight, tattoos and piercings. According to medical professionals, more young adults and adolescents are getting them than before, and it is important for them to understand the risks. This article by the American Academy of Pediatrics discussed possible risks of body modification.

The article discussed survey results indicating people's concerns about being able to get a job, but stated that is not the only thing people should consider before getting tattoos or body modifications. Those also come with some health risks. People should watch for infection and make sure staff are using sterile equipment. 

Some common signs of infection include inflammation or puss.

Zane Elshoubasi is the head piercer at Tattoo You in Columbia. He said adults and minors should look to make sure employees are clean. 

"Make sure you can see it's single use packaging and stuff like that. You know, they have disposable containers for needles," Elshoubasi said.

Anyone who chooses to get a tattoo or piercing should get instructions from the artists on how to properly care for his or her new tattoo or piercing. 

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, tattoos generally take two weeks to heal. Someone with a new tattoo should avoid direct sunlight or wear sunscreen, and avoid soaking it in water. 

Elshoubasi said he is always sure his clients understand his directions.

"Whenever a client gets pierced I go through really thoroughly what they need to do," Elshoubasi said. 

Dan Ryan is a tattoo artist at Tattoo You. He said clients should be careful not to get tattoos from someone who works out of their house because it may not be sterile. 

He said although it is often cheaper for clients, those artists usually do not have the proper equipment or area to work in.

Some tattoo shops, like Tattoo You, do not tattoo or pierce minors younger than 16. They may also require a minor to come in with a parent or guardian before getting the service. Tattoo You requires both the parent and the minor to provide a from of identification issued by the state or government. 

"Driver's license, non driver's license, military ID, passport. Those all work," Elshoubasi said.

He said students should know that students IDs will not be accepted.

Tattoo You also requires parents and minors to show proof of address, which must match. He said they suggest minors bring in their birth certificate just in case there is a discrepancy. 

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA — The Humane Society of Missouri rescued 21 dogs and 21 cats from a property in western Missouri Friday.... More >>
1 hour ago Friday, February 15 2019 Feb 15, 2019 Friday, February 15, 2019 5:42:00 PM CST February 15, 2019 in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Another winter blast hit Missouri Friday, causing multiple accidents, closing schools and leaving highway experts... More >>
3 hours ago Friday, February 15 2019 Feb 15, 2019 Friday, February 15, 2019 4:03:00 PM CST February 15, 2019 in Top Stories
CALLAWAY COUNTY - A traffic stop for following too close led to troopers seizing oxycodone, THC wax, shatter, a product... More >>
4 hours ago Friday, February 15 2019 Feb 15, 2019 Friday, February 15, 2019 3:04:00 PM CST February 15, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY — Ameren Missouri said several thousand jobs will be created as part of an effort to upgrade its... More >>
5 hours ago Friday, February 15 2019 Feb 15, 2019 Friday, February 15, 2019 1:49:00 PM CST February 15, 2019 in Top Stories
COLUMBIA – The cold weather doesn't just affect road conditions, but fuel economy as well. According to the U.S Department... More >>
5 hours ago Friday, February 15 2019 Feb 15, 2019 Friday, February 15, 2019 1:48:00 PM CST February 15, 2019 in News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and border security (all times local): 2:33 p.m. President... More >>
5 hours ago Friday, February 15 2019 Feb 15, 2019 Friday, February 15, 2019 1:43:00 PM CST February 15, 2019 in News
CAMDENTON (AP) — The parents of two suburban Kansas City victims of a Lake of the Ozarks boat crash have... More >>
6 hours ago Friday, February 15 2019 Feb 15, 2019 Friday, February 15, 2019 1:14:00 PM CST February 15, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Agencies across mid-Missouri are responding to snowfall. Updates appear here in reverse chronological order, with the newest... More >>
6 hours ago Friday, February 15 2019 Feb 15, 2019 Friday, February 15, 2019 12:20:00 PM CST February 15, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Attorneys for Sen. Josh Hawley asked a Cole County judge to quash a subpoena in connection with... More >>
7 hours ago Friday, February 15 2019 Feb 15, 2019 Friday, February 15, 2019 11:32:00 AM CST February 15, 2019 in News
MEXICO, Mo. — The Mexico Public Safety Department responded to a fire at 1:19 a.m. Friday at the Hardee’s on... More >>
12 hours ago Friday, February 15 2019 Feb 15, 2019 Friday, February 15, 2019 7:02:00 AM CST February 15, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Approaching winter weather may have an impact on the Missouri State High School Wrestling Championships. The championships... More >>
21 hours ago Thursday, February 14 2019 Feb 14, 2019 Thursday, February 14, 2019 10:07:00 PM CST February 14, 2019 in News
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise Thursday that would avert a second painful government shutdown. However,... More >>
23 hours ago Thursday, February 14 2019 Feb 14, 2019 Thursday, February 14, 2019 7:51:00 PM CST February 14, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The head of a physicians group says the sale of St. Mary's Hospital to MU Health Care... More >>
23 hours ago Thursday, February 14 2019 Feb 14, 2019 Thursday, February 14, 2019 7:43:00 PM CST February 14, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Snow is back in the forecast, but dry air will limit amounts seen in central Missouri. Snow... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, February 14 2019 Feb 14, 2019 Thursday, February 14, 2019 6:40:00 PM CST February 14, 2019 in Weather
COOPER COUNTY - Two months later and no arrests have been made related to the homicide of a Sioux Falls... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, February 14 2019 Feb 14, 2019 Thursday, February 14, 2019 6:12:00 PM CST February 14, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting significantly fewer flu cases in Missouri, compared to... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, February 14 2019 Feb 14, 2019 Thursday, February 14, 2019 5:41:00 PM CST February 14, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri filed its notice to appeal recent NCAA sanctions Thursday, saying infractions committee "abused its... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, February 14 2019 Feb 14, 2019 Thursday, February 14, 2019 5:11:00 PM CST February 14, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA – It's cheaper to live in Columbia than many other places. The... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, February 14 2019 Feb 14, 2019 Thursday, February 14, 2019 4:18:00 PM CST February 14, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 17°
8pm 19°
9pm 19°
10pm 18°
11pm 18°