My husband had a tattoo done last night and half way through the tattoo the stencil rubbed off. The guy tattooing him grabbed a marker off the counter and drew in the parts that had rubbed off and also drew over the open skin.
I know that the virus doesn't live long outside of the body but I wanted to see if any one had any other info.
If there was infected blood on that marker tip, could it have been passed on to my husband? Additional Details Ok. What about HepC?
Only if afterwards he also bent over and took it up the wazzu (or it was a marker filled with AIDS!!!)
no sweety only if it was an underground tattoo place but if it makes you feel better go to the doctor with him
Wow I dont know how so many can answer so casually. Take no chances and go to a doctor for testing. Some health departments do it for free. Any time your dealing with body fluids like blood you take a chance. Get tested.
I suppose it wouldnt be impossible but I doubt it because even if there was any blood on the marker, it would have been dried up, the virus dead, and not enough of it would be present to get through the little tattoo holes. I wouldnt worry about it but that is kindof gross to draw over a bloody area. i would hope they threw out the marker just for cleanliness purposes. those people are pretty hip though to the risks so unless you were in a dark alley getting a tattoo i would relax.
I don't think you have anything to worry about but when in doubt get tested I would hope the guy has enough com and sense to not tattoo aids victims for the safety of others and them selves
HIV/Aids no. Other diseases yes. Report thr tattoo guy to the health department and contact a doctor on having your husband tested. HepC can live outside the body for days and is more easily transmitted then HIV/Aids.
That is highly unlikely that your husband would contract the virus in such a manner. If you are unsure, the best advice to to ask him to get tested for HIV and then again a few weeks later.
No...the virus doesn't live outside the body.
No. The tattoo artists make sure that every marker and equipment is sterile. And I mean everything. Unless it is an illegal shop.
No, because the erythrocytes and the leukocytes would have died from the toxins on the point of the marker. Not to mention, they don't have a continual stream of blood to infect.
Your husband is fine, but should always check the tattoo shop's background.