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5 Beauty Trends that Are Bad for Your Health

Throughout history, women and men have gone to extreme lengths to look good. Sometimes even at the cost of their health.

The same quest for beauty exists today. Take a look at 5 beauty trends that aren’t so good for your health.

1. Tattoos

The number of tattoos a person gets is linked to an increased risk of Hepatitis C, a 2010 study suggested. Especially if the needle used to create your tattoo is contaminated with infected blood.

Hepatitis C is caused by a virus that attacks and inflames the liver, which can lead to cirrhosis, or scarring, of the liver tissue, liver cancer and liver failure, according to the Mayo Clinic.

People who get tattoos are also prone to skin infections, causing redness, swelling and pain.

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