( Dover, NH) - The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a list of recommendations for those youth who are considering getting body art or a piercing.

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With tattoos and piercings becoming a mainstream phenomenon, the AAP says young people should consider the consequences and potential risks associated with body modifications.

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They have released their recommendations, providing an overview on the types and methods used. It also details possible medical complications, which, while uncommon, should be discussed with a pediatrician.

The list is available online now and will be published in the October issue of Pediatrics.