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Pulaski police are warning residents they might have gotten more than new ink from an unlicensed tattoo artist, and should be checked for hepatitis C.
The department said it was notified by the Department of Health’s New River District that illegal and unlicensed tattooing was taking place and that some customers had been infected with the virus.
The tattoo artist was not identified, but police suggested anyone who had gotten a tattoo from someone in the Meadowview apartments area should be tested.