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    Death by tattoo.

    http://www.menshealth.com/health/swi...a031d4e4479f5c

    This Man's Death Proves Why You Should Never Go Swimming With a New Tattoo

    By Christa Sgobba May 31, 2017

    Five days after getting a new tattoo on his right calf, a 31-year-old man went for a swim in the Gulf of Mexico.
    Two days later, he developed a fever and chills, and swelling began to spread over the tattoo site, as well as throughout both his legs.

    He went to the emergency room one day later. His lesions began to change, developing central purple patches with black borders. Fluid-filled blisters called bullae began erupting over his lesions at an alarming rate, as doctors described in BMJ Case Reports.

    Lab work also turned up high levels of liver enzymes, which suggested a history of chronic liver disease. (Here are 6 surprising signs your liver might be failing.)
    With the progression of the lesions?coupled with a history of liver disease in a patient with recent seawater exposure after getting a tattoo?the doctors suspected infection with Vibrio vulnificus, a type of bacteria present in ocean water.

    Labs confirmed it, and doctors started the man on a double antibiotic regimen. But his condition deteriorated, and he went into septic shock. He died due to a combination of liver disease, kidney failure, and necrotic skin lesions.

    Infection with Vibrio vulnificus can cause watery diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, fever, and chills, usually beginning about 24 hours after ingestion, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    Most cases occur when you eat raw oysters contaminated with the bug, but they can also occur when contaminated water enters an open wound.

    That was likely the case with the man in the case report?the doctors write that the recent tattoo was the suspected entry point for the bug. (Here are 7 things you need to know before you get a tattoo.)

    In fact, if you read your tattoo aftercare instructions, you?ll probably see that swimming is discouraged until your tattoo fully heals.

    Tattoos are created through micro-abrasions on the skin, which makes it easier for bacteria to get in, says Jared Jagdeo, M.D, an assistant professor in the department of dermatology at the University of California who has researched tattoo aftercare instructions. And outdoor activities like swimming can provide ample opportunity for bacteria to enter?upping your risk of infection.

    While it?s not uncommon to develop an infection after getting a tattoo, Vibrio vulnificus is rare in healthy people. In fact, healthy people make up less than 5 percent of all cases of Vibrio vulnificus sepsis, the study says.

    The man?s chronic liver disease was a huge risk factor for it, which left him susceptible to developing a severe infection. So if you have chronic liver disease, it?s best to avoid raw oyster ingestion and swimming in seawater with open wounds, the researchers write.

    As for healthy guys who just got inked? Follow your aftercare instructions?and get a refresher here on how to heal your new tattoo so it doesn?t turn into an ugly, infected mess.
    Additional reporting by Elizabeth Millard
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    Number 8: Do I really need to risk myself?

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    Does anyone else see the irony in the tattoo saying "Jesus Is My Life" with prayer hands and a cross?

    He sure was looking out for you this time...

    (sorry that was a knee jerk atheist reaction)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tman9513 View Post
    Does anyone else see the irony in the tattoo saying "Jesus Is My Life" with prayer hands and a cross?

    He sure was looking out for you this time...

    (sorry that was a knee jerk atheist reaction)


    Any Christian that doesn't want to die doesn't really believe in how awesome Heaven will be. Maybe Jesus was hooking him up?!?
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    A tattoo is desecration of the body of Christ.

    If you take communion a tattoo is desecration of the body of Christ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by titanium4motion View Post
    If you take communion a tattoo is desecration of the body of Christ.

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    New Testament scipture reference please.

    eta: yeah, that's a trick question. There isn't one.
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    A Buddhist monk walked up to the guy working behind a hot dog cart and said, "Make me one with everything."

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    It's not in the Bible, it's in church.

    Quote Originally Posted by Oddity View Post
    New Testament scipture reference please.

    eta: yeah, that's a trick question. There isn't one.
    You never took communion. It's not in the Bible, it's in church. The priest hands you or puts a piece of bread on your tongue and says, "Body of Christ." You are the body of Christ. You do not desecrate the body of Christ. Or would YOU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by titanium4motion View Post
    You never took communion. It's not in the Bible, it's in church. The priest hands you or puts a piece of bread on your tongue and says, "Body of Christ." You are the body of Christ. You do not desecrate the body of Christ. Or would YOU.

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    I know what communion is. Art is not desecration. Jesus is everyone's Savior. Even people with tattoos.
    A Buddhist monk walked up to the guy working behind a hot dog cart and said, "Make me one with everything."

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    Did Jesus Christ have tatoos?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oddity View Post
    I know what communion is. Art is not desecration. Jesus is everyone's Savior. Even people with tattoos.
    Did Jesus Christ have tattoos?

    Ti
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    Na, but I heard he had a lot of piercings.

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