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Tattoos, no matter what size, can put you at increased cancer risk: Study

Tattoos, once the mark of rebellion or a symbol of niche subcultures, have burst into the mainstrea…

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Bite-mark tattoos are having a moment. A dermatologist warns that they could be dangerous.

A viral video of a woman biting her boyfriend's arm before he had the mark tattooed on him in perma…

Maria Noyen   


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Why a rook piercing hurts so much and how to clean it correctly

A rook piercing is more painful and takes longer to heal than other kinds of piercings, so it's imp…

Madeline Kennedy,Jason McKnight   


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How to clean a nose piercing the right way, according to professional piercers

Nose piercings can get infected and take longer to heal if you don't clean them properly — here's a…

Erin Heger,Debra Jaliman   


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3 tattoo artists share the wildest ink they've seen and done, from eyeballs to a penis tattoo

Three tattoo artists based in New York City told Insider about the most shocking designs and placem…

Mikhaila Friel   


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Kat Von D is being sued by a former employee who says the tattoo artist fired her for voicing concerns about COVID

Stephanie Davidson, a former manager at High Voltage Tattoo, claims Kat Von D mocked safety precaut…

Amanda Krause   


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Why you should reconsider getting a tattoo while pregnant

While you can get a tattoo while pregnant, doing so increases your risk of nfection and disease, wh…

Erin Heger,Lauren Demosthenes   


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Is your belly button piercing red and swollen? How to tell if its an infection or normal irritation

An infected belly button piercing will be swollen and may even cause a fever - here's how to care f…

Ashley Laderer,Debra Jaliman   


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Thinking of getting a nose piercing? Here's how to avoid infection

It can take around four to six months for a new nose piercing to completely heal, so a dermatologis…

Ashley Laderer,Debra Jaliman   


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7 signs of an infected tattoo and how to treat it

Up to 6% of people with tattoos get an infection, which can cause fever, chills, and may ruin your …

Ashley Laderer,Debra Jaliman   


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Bang Bang, tattoo artist to the stars, monitored employees with cameras and controlled their Instagram accounts, ex-staffers say

The owner of Bang Bang Tattoo, Keith McCurdy, says he's running his shops the "right way." But some…

Melkorka Licea   


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Dermatologists explain how to take care of a new tattoo and avoid infection

In the first week after getting your new tattoo, you should clean the area with antibacterial soap …

Ashley Laderer,Debra Jaliman   


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14 places where you should, or shouldn't, get a tattoo to avoid fading

Tattoos will fade no matter what, but getting them on certain parts of your body, and activities li…

Ashley Abramson   


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TikTok users are shunning lip fillers in favor of 'lip blushing.' Here's how it's done, and what the risks are.

If done by the wrong person, lip blushing can lead to infection and permanently give the lips an un…

Allana Akhtar   


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In West Hollywood, patrons of businesses with high risk of COVID-19 transmission will have to provide proof of full vaccination

The city cited the increasingly infectious Delta variant of COVID-19 as one of the reasons for issu…

Morgan Keith   


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It can damage your mental health if your nudes are shared without consent. Here's how to minimize the risk.

Sex therapist Mia Sabat explains the biggest mistakes people make when sending intimate photos, and…

Lindsay Dodgson   


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Chemicals in hair dye may increase the risk of cancer in pregnant people — especially women of color

Nearly all of the women included in the study had industrial chemicals in their urine, but the high…

Andrea Michelson   


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TikTok's latest mental health buzzword is 'intrusive thoughts' — but viewers are locked in a debate about what it means

TikTokers claiming to embrace their intrusive thoughts are receiving millions of views, but some co…

Andrew Lloyd   


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6 surprising reasons why white spots appear on your lips

White spots on your lips can be caused by something harmless like a buildup of keratin — or they ca…

Ashley Laderer,Debra Jaliman   


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Dermabrasion is a procedure that may reduce stretch marks and scars - here's how it works

Dermatologists use dermabrasion to slough off top layers of the skin to help reduce the appearance …

Madeline Kennedy,Debra Jaliman