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Are there health benefits of tattoos?

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Tattooing is a practice that has been around for thousands of years. Most tattoos are ornamental, but tattoos can play a role in medicine and health. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show, Take Care, hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen talk with Dr. Bruce Katz, director of the Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Clinic at Mount Sinai Hospital, to discuss tattoo safety, removal and new uses in medicine.

You can hear more of this conversation on Take Care, WRVO's health and wellness show, Saturday at 6 a.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. Support for this story comes from the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York.