Patric, like anything else in life, there is always a certain amount of risk, whether that be hepatitis from tatoos, ValSalva from trumpet, heart attack from potato chips, diabetes from bad eating habits (I am struggling with this now) or even drowning when swimming. We are all indestructable when young and have to adjust our lives later to compensate (I am on a diet and have to take pills). Stchasking gave you a view from the medical side that is not as seldom as one would like to believe. Naturally, it is up to the reader to process the info and do what they feel is proper - as well as accept the results, good or bad. Something as invasive and permanent as a tatoo should be well thought out considering all of the risks.