Unlicensed tattoo artists appear to be linked to a rise in hepatitis C cases.
The Virginia Health Department confirms the number of Hepatitis C cases in our area has gone up, likely because of unlicensed tattoo artists.
The Pulaski Police Department said that tip from the health department led them to the apartment where officers said they have searched an apartment and found all sorts of tattoo paraphernalia among other things.
That led to the police department putting a warning on their Facebook page.
In just five days, it’s had more than 205 comments, many of them warning friends and family about the possible connection between unlicensed tattoos and the increase in Hepatitis C in that area.
And police are using those comments in their investigation.
“Friday the 26, we executed our first search warrant from that, and from the public we received several more leads and we are following up on all of those,” said Megan Jennings with the Pulaski Police Dept. “This is grown to be a bigger problem that what we originally thought.”
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