Tattoos, Piercings, and Healthcare Issues - RAD805

Tattoos, Piercings, and Healthcare Issues

by Olive Peart, MS, RT(R)(M)
(4.7 / 34 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (1.00 CE Credit)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


The practices of body arts — tattoos and piercings — have become so common that all healthcare professionals are urged to understand their medical impact. Knowledge of the health risks engendered in tattooing and body piercing practices will better equip healthcare professionals to address medical problems arising from these body arts, as well as recognize the contraindications when patients present for imaging studies such as general radiography, CT, and MRI.


This tattoos, piercings, and healthcare issues continuing education program will inform radiologic technologists, EMTs and paramedics, laboratory professionals, and nurses about the precautions they should take when dealing with patients with tattoos or body piercings. On completion of this education module the reader will be able to:
  • Describe the various types of body arts used by individuals
  • Explain the danger posed when imaging patients with body arts
  • Recognize the possible complications of body arts
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, and radiation therapists.
This activity is approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 3/31/2020 to 4/1/2021.
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ASRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

Course Originally Released on: 3/18/2020
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/18/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/31/2023

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Jean D - Virginia Beach, VA  ·  May 19, 2020
Learned some information I didn't know.
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John Paul M - Arlington, TX  ·  May 14, 2020
Bravo Zulu!!!! Awesome topic. I've learned a lot.
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Matt W - Marion , IN  ·  May 11, 2020
interesting article on the history and science of tattoos.
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LuAnne W - Burleson, TX  ·  May 08, 2020
Very informative and educational
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Belinda R - Houston, TX  ·  Apr 28, 2020
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Price: $10.00
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