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Monday, July 03, 2006

Here's another reason not to disfigure your body with tattoos. A superbug seen in prisoners and athletes is showing up in other people who get tattoos. Federal health officials say 44 tattoo customers in Ohio, Kentucky and Vermont developed skin infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). MRSA is an antibiotic-resistant bacteria that fights off the body's immune system and destroys tissues. The skin infections can be transmitted from person to person by contact with draining sores, or through contact with contaminated items or surfaces. MRSA generally causes mild skin infections, but in some cases has led to pneumonia, bloodstream infections, and a painful, flesh-destroying condition called necrotizing fasciitis.

And then of course, there's that stupid-looking, permanent ugly thing on your body that makes people think you're weird. But for some reason you like that part...

posted by Jack Mercer @ 7/03/2006 03:19:00 PM  
  • At 7/03/2006 04:24:00 PM, Blogger Helen Losse said…


    A chameleon on his head.
    Change it from pink to blue.
    He’s a work in progress: a soap opera, rated R.
    His life has no eraser—
    it’s something to endure—

    like a tattoo sketched in flesh
    always drawn deeper than skin.
    And even then perhaps, confused
    with the athlete’s personal choice,
    such as: to live with a nose ring.

    first published in Right Hand Pointing

  • At 7/03/2006 08:07:00 PM, Anonymous Bookworm said…

    First, I like the new look of your blog. It's elegant. Second, tattoos have always eluded me as a way of decorating. If you can to things that aren't painful and that don't spread diseases -- interesting things such as clothes, hair style and color, jewelry, etc. -- why go for the tattoos?

  • At 7/04/2006 01:24:00 AM, Blogger Larry said…

    Hey man mine aren't stupid. I was. LOL
    Ahh youth gotta love it.

    I do like the new format.


  • At 7/05/2006 07:41:00 AM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…

    Hi All!

    Thanks for the comments!

    Actually, Larry, this said tongue-in-cheek and in typical Snipet satirical fashion. :)


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