In 2011 it was found that 60% of newly acquired hepatitis C infections occurred in young people aged 15-29. Preventing hepatitis transmissions in young people is not as simple as telling people ‘don’t share a bloody thing’. Young people face many barriers to preventing viral hepatitis, such as limited access to sterile equipment for injecting drug use and exposure to unsafe tattooing practices. The recent rise in ‘home’ tattooing, due to the availability of tattoo guns online for as little as $50, and growing popularity of getting tattoos overseas has meant an increase in unsafe tattooing practices. SKiNK aims to promote the importance of professional and safe tattooing and provide advice to young people on strategies to make sure their tattoo is safe. For campaign enquiries or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Hepatitis Victoria E: firstname.lastname@example.org P: 03 9380 4644 _______________________________________ Community Guidelines Hi everyone, Thanks so much for joining SKiNK! We request that you please play nice and treat others with respect when you’re on this page. If you say anything abusive, obscene or defamatory we will remove your comment. If spam is posted, this will also be removed. We want this to be a place where everyone can express themselves and feel comfortable no matter what their opinion may be. We will be regularly monitoring this page and happy posting. Thank you!
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