Britons getting tattoos and cosmetic procedures abroad may be at risk of Hepatitis C – here’s how to avoid it

Dr Grace Roberts, researcher in the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, writes for The Conversation.

growing number of people living in the UK are going abroad to have tattoos, piercings and cosmetic surgeries. Any procedure, no matter where it’s performed, can carry the risk of injury and infection.

But people heading abroad for cosmetic procedures may want to be extra cautious – with recent reports suggesting thousands of UK residents may have unknowingly contracted hepatitis C this way.

Read more from Dr Grace Roberts in The Conversation