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      Health Dept.: Maumee tattoo, body piercing shop poses public health threat

      <a href="http://www.angelfire.com/oh/Jukistattoo/" target="_blank"> <font size="2">Juki's Tattoo and Piercing</font> </a><font size="2">, 2570 Parkway Plaza, is believed to have potentially endangered the health of those who have gotten a tattoo or body piercing at the Maumee business.</font>

      T he Lucas County Health Department is warning of a potential public health threat in northwest Ohio.

      Health officials have identified a Maumee tattoo parlor that has been operating without a proper license, and likely not meeting safety and sanitation standards.

      Juki's Tattoo and Piercing, 2570 Parkway Plaza, is believed to have potentially endangered the health of those who have gotten a tattoo or body piercing at the Maumee business. Potential health risks, associated with tattoo shops operating without a proper license, include blood-borne diseases such as HIV/Aids and Hepatitis B and/or C.

      The health department asks that anyone who has received a tattoo or body piercing from Juki's Tattoo after October 2009 contact them at 419-213-4132 or follow up with a physician.