The AP (8/23) reports, “An outbreak of infected tattoos has led to an unlikely source: the ink.” Now, “with the growing popularity of tattoos, health officials say they are seeing more cases of a nasty skin infection caused by a common bacteria traced to the ink. In the largest outbreak, 19 people in Rochester, NY, ended up with bubbly rashes on their new tattoos,” according to a report in the Aug. 23 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Source: Dermatology Daily