GETTY IMAGES: It seems like each week, some celebrity (last week it was Rihanna) takes to social media to flaunt their new ink. While getting tat, tat, tatted up has become more accepted worldwide as a form of art or expression, health experts are investigating the long-term health effects of tattooing yourself. “There have been […]


ET “The Sheards” reality TV star, Kierra Sheard, headed into the tattoo parlor with her best friend to ink permanent symbols of their friendship on their skin. The decision to get matching tattoos, however, made the preacher’s daughter very nervous. During a recent episode of her family’s reality show, the 25-year-old gospel singer’s initial excitement about rocking new ink, turned […]

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Do tattoos cause cancer? Tattoos have become increasingly popular in the United States in recent years, but along with that comes a rise in problems such as allergic reactions and infections, an expert says. More than one-third of Americans aged 18 to 25 report getting a tattoo, according to the Pew Research Center. But if […]