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What have you heard about tattooing in prison? The clandestine role of hearing aids in the risk of bloodborne virus transmission

Sia, Huan Jian; Levy, Michael


This report outlines the illicit use of hearing aid batteries as a power source for illicit prison tattooing. We advocate for the introduction of regulated tattoo parlours in prisons so as to minimise the risks of conflating important health interventions with risk activities and minimising the risks of bacterial or viral transmission.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Healthcare Infection
DOI: 10.1071/HI14032


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