An outbreak of infected tattoos has led to an unlikely source: the ink. With the growing popularity of tattoos, health officials say they are seeing more cases of a nasty skin infection caused by a common bacteria traced to the ink. In the largest outbreak, 19 people in Rochester, N.Y., ended up with bubbly rashes on their new tattoos, researchers reported Wednesday.
Got Ink? If you do, you’re not alone. According to a 2008 Harris Interactive poll, 16% of Americans have at least one tattoo. And the majority of those people, it seems, live on the West […]