The modern era people have a fancy to get inked or do body piercing. But have you ever thought what could be the consequences after inked or pierced? Today (July 28) is observed as World Hepatitis Day and awareness messages are been spread across in order to prevent the viral infection. Also Read - World Hepatitis Day 2020: History, Significance of The Day And Theme For This Year

Hepatitis is worst than cancer and HIV. Anybody could come in contact with it whether knowingly or unknowingly. But when we know, that tattoos and body piercings could be harmful then why such practices should be done just to look cool? Experts are warning again, that such kind of style statement could land you up becoming one of the hepatitis patients. Do you want to be one? (ALSO READ: World Hepatitis Day: World Health Organisation gives tips to prevent viral hepatitis infection) Also Read - World Hepatitis Day 2020: Beware of These Early Signs And Symptoms of Hepatitis

The chances of getting infected with hepatitis B and C virus are high when you get inked or pierced. Gastrocare senior gastroentologist D Sanjay Kumar said, “The incidence of this silent killer is fast growing. While investigating a patient, it has now become a general practice to ask youngsters if they have a tattoo or body piercing. Unsafe pricking or piercing can lead to hepatitis infection,” reports TOI. Also Read - World Hepatitis Day 2020: Liver Friendly Foods That You Must Include in Your Diet

So youngsters and adults too, think wisely if you don’t wish to get infected. And do not forget to spread awareness so that we could prevent this viral disease that is killing millions of people every year. (Image Credits – Pinterest)