September 18, 2017
Elizabeth M. Alderman, MD
CHICAGO — Parents of teenagers considering tattoos, piercings or scarification — cutting, burning or branding the skin — are encouraged to inform their pediatrician to facilitate a discussion of consequences and potential risks associated with body modifications, according to a policy statement from the AAP’s Committee on Adolescence.
The statement was released in conjunction with the 2017 AAP National Conference and Exhibition.
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