Lecturer: Let’s look at this interesting piece of news. OH, first, do any of you have a tattoo?
Student: I’ve got an eagle on my back.
L: Anybody else? … No? Okay. Did you know that 16% of adult Americans have tattoos?
Christina Aguilera and Beyonce have tattoos. Do you think they are safe? Did you know that
absolutely no national regulations exist? When you get a tattoo, you put yourself at risk—allergies
to the dyes, keloid scarring, and infections including hepatitis, tetanus and even HIV. Now isn’t
If you still want one and you have thought about what it will look like in 30 years, there are some
tips you should follow.
Everything should be clean and sanitary, even the appearance of the person doing the tattooing.
Take a good look at the sterilizing equipment. Does it have a recent testing certificate?
If you can , try to watch someone else getting tattooed. The needles, in sterilized packages of
course, should be opened in front of the customer. There should be a biohazard container for ones
that have been used. Watch the artist to see if he or she changes gloves after touching things other
than needles. There are no regulations governing tattooing, but there are state licensing
regulations. Look for the certificate on the wall. If the artist belongs to the Alliance of
Professional Tattooists, that’s a sign of a good reputation. Be patient. Your tattoo will take seven to
ten days to heal.
Why does the lecturer say this?
A To tell students that tattooing is not scary.
B To suggest students not to get a tattoo.
C To warn students to be aware of risks.
D To tell students that she was joking.